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Doveton - Eumemmerring

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Doveton - Eumemmerring'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
Doveton - Eumemmerring - 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) 815 7.2 7.9 743 7.3 7.9 +72
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,006 8.9 10.6 914 8.9 10.6 +92
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 741 6.6 8.3 766 7.5 9.4 -25
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,127 10.0 9.7 1,028 10.0 9.7 +99
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,994 17.7 14.8 1,520 14.8 14.4 +474
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,195 19.5 22.0 1,918 18.7 23.2 +277
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,210 10.7 11.9 1,232 12.0 11.7 -22
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,031 9.1 8.1 1,000 9.8 7.2 +31
Seniors (70 to 84) 957 8.5 5.5 966 9.4 5.0 -9
Elderly aged (85 and over) 198 1.8 1.2 159 1.6 1.0 +39
Total11,274100.0100.010,246100.0100.0+1,028
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)