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Narre Warren South

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Narre Warren South 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 South'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 South's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

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Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Narre Warren South - 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) 2,119 7.0 7.9 2,539 8.9 7.9 -420
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 3,809 12.6 10.6 3,860 13.5 10.6 -51
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 3,290 10.8 8.3 3,163 11.0 9.4 +127
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 3,334 11.0 9.7 2,549 8.9 9.7 +785
Young workforce (25 to 34) 3,455 11.4 14.8 3,667 12.8 14.4 -212
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 7,463 24.6 22.0 7,472 26.1 23.2 -9
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 3,648 12.0 11.9 2,960 10.3 11.7 +688
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,969 6.5 8.1 1,558 5.4 7.2 +411
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,141 3.8 5.5 803 2.8 5.0 +338
Elderly aged (85 and over) 99 0.3 1.2 76 0.3 1.0 +23
Total30,331100.0100.028,652100.0100.0+1,679
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 Narre Warren South 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, 30.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 10.6% 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 Narre Warren South and City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (24.6% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (10.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (12.6% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.4% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Narre Warren South's population increased by 1,679 people (5.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.15% per year over the period.

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

  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+785 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+688 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (-420 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+411 people)