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Cranbourne North

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Cranbourne North provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Cranbourne North'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 North'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
Cranbourne North - 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) 2,051 10.2 7.9 1,372 9.4 7.9 +679
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 2,391 11.9 10.6 1,571 10.8 10.6 +820
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,608 8.0 8.3 1,355 9.3 9.4 +253
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,943 9.6 9.7 1,512 10.4 9.7 +431
Young workforce (25 to 34) 3,557 17.7 14.8 2,615 17.9 14.4 +942
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 4,511 22.4 22.0 3,343 22.9 23.2 +1,168
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,097 10.4 11.9 1,409 9.7 11.7 +688
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,218 6.0 8.1 857 5.9 7.2 +361
Seniors (70 to 84) 685 3.4 5.5 482 3.3 5.0 +203
Elderly aged (85 and over) 80 0.4 1.2 57 0.4 1.0 +23
Total20,141100.0100.014,573100.0100.0+5,568
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 Cranbourne North in 2016 compared to City of Casey 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, 30.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 9.8% 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 Cranbourne North and City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (17.7% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (10.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (3.4% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (6.0% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cranbourne North's population increased by 5,568 people (38.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.69% 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) (+1,168 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+942 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+820 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+688 people)