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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield

Service age groups

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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Casey in 2016.

The Age Structure of Berwick Township - Beaconsfield provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Berwick Township - Beaconsfield'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 Berwick Township - Beaconsfield'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
Berwick Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,2145.67.91,1965.77.9+18
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,8008.410.61,9549.310.6-154
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,6987.98.31,9249.19.4-226
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,0179.49.72,0239.69.7-5
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,23210.414.82,0889.914.4+144
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,33620.122.04,72322.423.2-387
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,96413.811.92,67412.711.7+289
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,15910.08.11,8929.07.2+267
Seniors (70 to 84)2,40411.25.52,0089.55.0+396
Elderly aged (85 and over)7033.31.26062.91.0+97
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 Berwick Township - Beaconsfield in 2016 compared to City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.9% and 14.7% respectively for City of Casey.

The major differences between the age structure of Berwick Township - Beaconsfield and City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.2% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (10.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (5.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (8.4% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Berwick Township - Beaconsfield's population increased by 440 people (2.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.41% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+396 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-387 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+289 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+267 people)

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