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Cranbourne West

Service age groups

Cranbourne West 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 West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Cranbourne West'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 West'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 West - 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)94810.87.980010.87.8+148
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,02811.710.61,00313.511.7+25
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7849.09.46699.09.8+115
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)87510.09.776010.39.5+115
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,66019.014.41,52320.614.6+137
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,98322.723.21,60421.724.1+379
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7708.811.75717.711.2+199
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3984.57.22723.76.0+126
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2502.95.01652.24.6+85
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)530.61.0370.50.7+16

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 West: 10.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Cranbourne West: 11.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Cranbourne West: 9.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Cranbourne West: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Cranbourne West: 19.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Cranbourne West: 22.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Cranbourne West: 8.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Cranbourne West: 4.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Cranbourne West: 2.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Cranbourne West: 0.6%
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 West: +148 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Cranbourne West: +25 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Cranbourne West: +115 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Cranbourne West: +115 Young workforce (25 to 34), Cranbourne West: +137 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Cranbourne West: +379 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Cranbourne West: +199 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Cranbourne West: +126 Seniors (70 to 84), Cranbourne West: +85 Elderly aged (85 and over), Cranbourne West: +16
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 West 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, 31.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 8.0% 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 West and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (19.0% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (10.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (8.8% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (4.5% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Cranbourne West's population increased by 1,345 people (18.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.39% 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) (+379 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+199 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+148 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+137 people)