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City of Casey

Service age groups

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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 2016.

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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)23,7727.96.419,9647.96.5+3,808
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)31,87010.68.526,80810.68.4+5,062
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)24,7598.36.723,6569.47.3+1,103
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)29,0669.710.024,3589.710.1+4,708
Young workforce (25 to 34)44,42714.816.336,29314.415.4+8,134
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)65,73722.021.158,49523.222.0+7,242
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)35,56611.911.929,51011.712.1+6,056
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)24,2038.19.318,2897.29.0+5,914
Seniors (70 to 84)16,4445.57.712,4935.07.4+3,951
Elderly aged (85 and over)3,4501.22.02,5171.01.8+933
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Casey in 2016 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, 26.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% 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 (5 to 11)' (10.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (7.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (5.5% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Casey's population increased by 46,911 people (18.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.47% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+8,134 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+7,242 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+6,056 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+5,914 people)

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