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Cranbourne East

Service age groups

Cranbourne East had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Casey in 2011.

The Age Structure of Cranbourne East provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Cranbourne East'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 Cranbourne East'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Cranbourne East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)83810.57.93919.67.8+447
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)87311.010.641010.111.7+463
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5547.09.43017.49.8+253
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5927.49.73699.19.5+223
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,62320.414.483420.614.6+788
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,62720.523.278219.324.1+845
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5877.411.73468.511.2+241
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4996.37.21924.76.0+307
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)6267.95.03638.94.6+263
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1351.71.0691.70.7+65

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 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: 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Casey: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Casey: 14.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Casey: 23.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Casey: 11.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Casey: 7.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Casey: 5.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Casey: 1.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Cranbourne East: 10.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Cranbourne East: 11.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Cranbourne East: 7.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Cranbourne East: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Cranbourne East: 20.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Cranbourne East: 20.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Cranbourne East: 7.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Cranbourne East: 6.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Cranbourne East: 7.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Cranbourne East: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Cranbourne East: +447 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Cranbourne East: +463 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Cranbourne East: +253 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Cranbourne East: +223 Young workforce (25 to 34), Cranbourne East: +788 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Cranbourne East: +845 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Cranbourne East: +241 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Cranbourne East: +307 Seniors (70 to 84), Cranbourne East: +263 Elderly aged (85 and over), Cranbourne East: +65
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Cranbourne East in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 28.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 15.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 27.9% and 13.2% respectively for the City of Casey.

The major differences between the age structure of Cranbourne East and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (20.4% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (7.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (7.4% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.5% compared to 23.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Cranbourne East's population increased by 3,895 people (96.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 14.41% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+845 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+788 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+463 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+447 people)