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The City of Casey had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2011.

The Age Structure of the City of Casey provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Casey'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 the City of Casey'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 Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)19,9647.96.516,7747.86.3+3,190
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)26,80810.68.425,07711.78.8+1,731
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)23,6569.47.320,9719.87.8+2,685
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)24,3589.710.120,4699.510.1+3,889
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)36,29314.415.431,34814.614.8+4,945
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)58,49523.222.051,78324.122.7+6,712
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)29,51011.712.124,09011.212.2+5,420
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)18,2897.29.012,9806.08.1+5,309
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)12,4935.07.49,8444.67.6+2,649
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,5171.01.81,6020.71.6+915

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 Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Casey: 7.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Casey: 10.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Casey: 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Casey: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Casey: 14.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Casey: 23.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Casey: 11.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Casey: 7.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Casey: 5.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Casey: 1.0%
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 Casey: +3,190 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Casey: +1,731 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Casey: +2,685 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Casey: +3,889 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Casey: +4,945 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Casey: +6,712 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Casey: +5,420 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Casey: +5,309 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Casey: +2,649 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Casey: +915
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 the City of Casey in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 27.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.2% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Casey's population increased by 37,445 people (17.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.26% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+6,712 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+5,420 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+5,309 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+4,945 people)