Doveton - Eumemmerring had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Casey in 2016.
The Age Structure of Doveton - Eumemmerring provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Doveton - Eumemmerring'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Doveton - Eumemmerring in 2016 compared to City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 22.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.4% 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 Doveton - Eumemmerring and City of Casey were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.5% compared to 5.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (17.7% compared to 14.8%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.5% compared to 22.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (8.9% compared to 10.6%)
From 2011 to 2016, Doveton - Eumemmerring's population increased by 1,028 people (10.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.93% 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) (+474 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+277 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+99 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+92 people)