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Narre Warren had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Casey in 2011.

The Age Structure of Narre Warren provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Narre Warren'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 Narre Warren'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
Narre Warren - 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)1,8697.27.92,0337.97.8-164
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,70910.510.63,17212.311.7-463
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,5309.89.42,5359.89.8-5
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,5319.89.72,4959.79.5+36
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,51613.614.43,75714.614.6-241
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)6,20324.023.26,37524.824.1-172
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,05211.811.72,67710.411.2+375
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,8467.17.21,5095.96.0+337
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,3545.25.01,0964.34.6+258
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2681.01.01010.40.7+167

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), Narre Warren: 7.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Narre Warren: 10.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Narre Warren: 9.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Narre Warren: 9.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Narre Warren: 13.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Narre Warren: 24.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Narre Warren: 11.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Narre Warren: 7.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Narre Warren: 5.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Narre Warren: 1.0%
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), Narre Warren: -164 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Narre Warren: -463 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Narre Warren: -5 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Narre Warren: +36 Young workforce (25 to 34), Narre Warren: -241 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Narre Warren: -172 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Narre Warren: +375 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Narre Warren: +337 Seniors (70 to 84), Narre Warren: +258 Elderly aged (85 and over), Narre Warren: +167
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 Narre Warren in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 27.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.4% 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 Narre Warren and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.0% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.6% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Narre Warren's population increased by 129 people (0.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.1% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-463 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+375 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+337 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+258 people)