Botanic Ridge - Junction Village
Service age groups
Botanic Ridge - Junction Village had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Casey in 2016.
The Age Structure of Botanic Ridge - Junction Village provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Botanic Ridge - Junction Village'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Botanic Ridge - Junction Village in 2016 compared to City of Casey shows that there was a similar 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, 26.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.7% 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 Botanic Ridge - Junction Village and City of Casey were:
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (9.9% compared to 7.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (16.5% compared to 14.8%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (7.3% compared to 9.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.3% compared to 8.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village's population increased by 2,131 people (76.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 11.99% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+567 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+327 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+271 people)
- Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+241 people)