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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Service age groups

The age structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of City of Casey provides insights into the demand for age-based services. Typically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations around Australia have a younger age structure than the total population, but age structures vary greatly between areas.

To get a more complete picture, City of Casey's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Highest Level of Schooling information.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Total population

Service age groups
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Casey20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
0 to 418913.413.615713.511.9+32
5 to 1122816.217.224621.117.5-18
12 to 1722516.015.217515.014.4+50
18 to 2417412.413.61129.611.9+62
25 to 3416111.412.916614.213.4-5
35 to 4929621.017.019016.317.6+106
50 to 59624.46.4746.47.3-12
60 to 64453.21.9221.92.1+23
65 and over271.92.3232.04.0+4

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

Service age groups, 2011
Service age groups, 2011 0 to 4, Victoria - ATSI: 13.6% 5 to 11, Victoria - ATSI: 17.2% 12 to 17, Victoria - ATSI: 15.2% 18 to 24, Victoria - ATSI: 13.6% 25 to 34, Victoria - ATSI: 12.9% 35 to 49, Victoria - ATSI: 17.0% 50 to 59, Victoria - ATSI: 6.4% 60 to 64, Victoria - ATSI: 1.9% 65 and over, Victoria - ATSI: 2.3% 0 to 4, City of Casey - ATSI: 13.4% 5 to 11, City of Casey - ATSI: 16.2% 12 to 17, City of Casey - ATSI: 16.0% 18 to 24, City of Casey - ATSI: 12.4% 25 to 34, City of Casey - ATSI: 11.4% 35 to 49, City of Casey - ATSI: 21.0% 50 to 59, City of Casey - ATSI: 4.4% 60 to 64, City of Casey - ATSI: 3.2% 65 and over, City of Casey - ATSI: 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 service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in service age groups, 2006 to 2011 0 to 4, Narre Warren South: +32 5 to 11, Narre Warren South: -18 12 to 17, Narre Warren South: +50 18 to 24, Narre Warren South: +62 25 to 34, Narre Warren South: -5 35 to 49, Narre Warren South: +106 50 to 59, Narre Warren South: -12 60 to 64, Narre Warren South: +23 65 and over, Narre Warren South: +4
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service age groups in the City of Casey in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age group (65+ years).

Overall, 45.6% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Casey was aged between 0 and 17, and 1.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 46.0% and 2.3% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI.

The major differences between the age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Narre Warren South and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 35 to 49 years (21.0% compared to 17.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 60 to 64 years (3.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 50 to 59 years (4.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (11.4% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Casey's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 242 people (20.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.85% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 49 (+106 people)
  • 18 to 24 (+62 people)
  • 12 to 17 (+50 people)
  • 0 to 4 (+32 people)