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Botanic Ridge - Junction Village

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Botanic Ridge - Junction Village's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Botanic Ridge - Junction Village - 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) 489 9.9 7.9 249 8.9 7.9 +241
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 515 10.5 10.6 244 8.7 10.6 +271
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 308 6.3 8.3 193 6.9 9.4 +115
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 357 7.3 9.7 217 7.8 9.7 +140
Young workforce (25 to 34) 813 16.5 14.8 486 17.4 14.4 +327
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,096 22.3 22.0 530 19.0 23.2 +567
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 524 10.6 11.9 298 10.7 11.7 +226
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 393 8.0 8.1 193 6.9 7.2 +200
Seniors (70 to 84) 307 6.2 5.5 257 9.2 5.0 +50
Elderly aged (85 and over) 121 2.5 1.2 127 4.5 1.0 -6
Total4,928100.0100.02,797100.0100.0+2,131
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)