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Lyndhurst

Service age groups

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Lyndhurst 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 Lyndhurst provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Lyndhurst'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 Lyndhurst'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
Lyndhurst - 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) 860 12.8 7.9 616 12.6 7.9 +244
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 845 12.6 10.6 460 9.4 10.6 +385
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 403 6.0 8.3 294 6.0 9.4 +109
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 480 7.2 9.7 370 7.6 9.7 +110
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,314 19.6 14.8 1,397 28.5 14.4 -83
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,823 27.2 22.0 1,130 23.1 23.2 +693
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 530 7.9 11.9 403 8.2 11.7 +127
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 323 4.8 8.1 165 3.4 7.2 +158
Seniors (70 to 84) 109 1.6 5.5 54 1.1 5.0 +55
Elderly aged (85 and over) 13 0.2 1.2 7 0.1 1.0 +6
Total6,700100.0100.04,896100.0100.0+1,804
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 Lyndhurst 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, 31.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 6.6% 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 Lyndhurst and City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (27.2% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (12.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (19.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (7.9% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Lyndhurst's population increased by 1,804 people (36.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.47% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+693 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+385 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+244 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+158 people)