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Cranbourne West

Service age groups

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Cranbourne West 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 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Cranbourne West - 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) 1,696 11.3 7.9 948 10.8 7.9 +748
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,668 11.1 10.6 1,028 11.7 10.6 +640
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,025 6.8 8.3 784 9.0 9.4 +241
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,361 9.0 9.7 875 10.0 9.7 +486
Young workforce (25 to 34) 3,365 22.4 14.8 1,660 19.0 14.4 +1,705
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 3,368 22.4 22.0 1,983 22.7 23.2 +1,385
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,342 8.9 11.9 770 8.8 11.7 +572
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 781 5.2 8.1 398 4.5 7.2 +383
Seniors (70 to 84) 363 2.4 5.5 250 2.9 5.0 +113
Elderly aged (85 and over) 78 0.5 1.2 53 0.6 1.0 +25
Total15,047100.0100.08,749100.0100.0+6,298
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 West 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, 29.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 8.1% 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 West and City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (22.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (11.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (2.4% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (8.9% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cranbourne West's population increased by 6,298 people (72.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 11.45% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,705 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,385 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+748 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+640 people)