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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?'

Total population

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
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)23,7727.96.419,9647.96.5+3,808
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)31,87010.68.526,80810.68.4+5,062
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)24,7598.36.723,6569.47.3+1,103
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)29,0669.710.024,3589.710.1+4,708
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)44,42714.816.336,29314.415.4+8,134
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)65,73722.021.158,49523.222.0+7,242
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)35,56611.911.929,51011.712.1+6,056
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)24,2038.19.318,2897.29.0+5,914
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)16,4445.57.712,4935.07.4+3,951
map this data in atlas.idElderly 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.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 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: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Casey: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Casey: 14.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Casey: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Casey: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Casey: 8.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Casey: 5.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Casey: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Casey: +3,808 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Casey: +5,062 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Casey: +1,103 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Casey: +4,708 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Casey: +8,134 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Casey: +7,242 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Casey: +6,056 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Casey: +5,914 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Casey: +3,951 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Casey: +933
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 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' (10.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (7.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (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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