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Cranbourne North

Service age groups

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

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.

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 North - 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)1,3729.47.97948.27.8+578
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,57110.810.61,22912.711.7+342
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,3559.39.41,07411.19.8+281
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,51210.49.78628.99.5+650
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,61517.914.41,42314.714.6+1,192
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,34322.923.22,47525.524.1+868
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,4099.711.79439.711.2+466
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8575.97.25345.56.0+323
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4823.35.03223.34.6+160
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)570.41.0330.30.7+24

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 North: 9.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Cranbourne North: 10.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Cranbourne North: 9.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Cranbourne North: 10.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Cranbourne North: 17.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Cranbourne North: 22.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Cranbourne North: 9.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Cranbourne North: 5.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Cranbourne North: 3.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Cranbourne North: 0.4%
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 North: +578 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Cranbourne North: +342 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Cranbourne North: +281 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Cranbourne North: +650 Young workforce (25 to 34), Cranbourne North: +1,192 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Cranbourne North: +868 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Cranbourne North: +466 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Cranbourne North: +323 Seniors (70 to 84), Cranbourne North: +160 Elderly aged (85 and over), Cranbourne North: +24
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 North 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 29.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 9.6% 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 North and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (17.9% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (9.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (9.7% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (3.3% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Cranbourne North's population increased by 4,885 people (50.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 8.51% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,192 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+868 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+650 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+578 people)