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Narre Warren

Service age groups

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Narre Warren had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Casey in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Narre Warren - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,8886.97.91,8697.27.9+19
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,5369.310.62,70910.510.6-173
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,2408.28.32,5309.89.4-290
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,89910.69.72,5319.89.7+368
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)4,09215.014.83,51613.614.4+576
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,71120.922.06,20324.023.2-492
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,73913.711.93,05211.811.7+687
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,3338.58.11,8467.17.2+487
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,5375.65.51,3545.25.0+183
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3171.21.22681.01.0+49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 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: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Casey: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Casey: 14.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Casey: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Casey: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Casey: 8.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Casey: 5.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Casey: 1.2% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Narre Warren: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Narre Warren: 9.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Narre Warren: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Narre Warren: 10.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Narre Warren: 15.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Narre Warren: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Narre Warren: 13.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Narre Warren: 8.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Narre Warren: 5.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Narre Warren: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Narre Warren: +19 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Narre Warren: -173 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Narre Warren: -290 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Narre Warren: +368 Young workforce (25 to 34), Narre Warren: +576 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Narre Warren: -492 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Narre Warren: +687 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Narre Warren: +487 Seniors (70 to 84), Narre Warren: +183 Elderly aged (85 and over), Narre Warren: +49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to the 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, 24.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 15.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.9% and 14.7% 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 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (9.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.9% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (6.9% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Narre Warren's population increased by 1,414 people (5.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.07% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+687 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+576 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-492 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+487 people)

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