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Service age groups

City of Canterbury Bankstown had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2011.

The Age Structure of City of Canterbury Bankstown provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of City of Canterbury Bankstown's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.

To get a more complete picture City of Canterbury Bankstown's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)24,2427.66.822,2917.46.6+1,951
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)30,3549.58.729,6409.99.1+714
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)25,1137.97.424,0798.07.9+1,034
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)30,0259.49.528,5329.59.9+1,493
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)46,63214.615.442,39714.115.3+4,235
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)66,44820.821.964,70021.522.5+1,748
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)38,10611.912.234,30811.412.2+3,798
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)27,1808.59.024,0038.07.8+3,177
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)25,5618.07.225,8388.67.3-277
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6,1461.91.84,4921.51.6+1,654

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Sydney: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Sydney: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Sydney: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Sydney: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Sydney: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Sydney: 21.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Sydney: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Sydney: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Sydney: 7.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Sydney: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 20.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,951 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +714 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,034 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,493 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +4,235 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,748 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,798 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,177 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Canterbury Bankstown: -277 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,654
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.9% and 18.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (9.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.8% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.6% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Canterbury Bankstown's population increased by 19,527 people (6.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.27% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+4,235 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+3,798 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,177 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+1,951 people)

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