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Narre Warren South

Service age groups

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

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.

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 South - 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)2,5408.97.92,71510.67.8-175
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,86113.510.63,64614.311.7+215
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,16311.09.42,4309.59.8+733
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,5498.99.71,9307.69.5+619
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,66812.814.44,62318.114.6-955
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)7,47226.123.26,53325.624.1+939
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,96110.311.72,1948.611.2+767
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,5595.47.29553.76.0+604
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8042.85.04551.84.6+348
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)760.31.0630.20.7+13

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 South: 8.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Narre Warren South: 13.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Narre Warren South: 11.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Narre Warren South: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Narre Warren South: 12.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Narre Warren South: 26.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Narre Warren South: 10.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Narre Warren South: 5.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Narre Warren South: 2.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Narre Warren South: 0.3%
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 South: -175 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Narre Warren South: +215 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Narre Warren South: +733 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Narre Warren South: +619 Young workforce (25 to 34), Narre Warren South: -955 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Narre Warren South: +939 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Narre Warren South: +767 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Narre Warren South: +604 Seniors (70 to 84), Narre Warren South: +348 Elderly aged (85 and over), Narre Warren South: +13
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 South in 2011 compared to the 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, 33.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 8.5% 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 South and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (26.1% compared to 23.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (13.5% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (2.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (5.4% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Narre Warren South's population increased by 3,107 people (12.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.32% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-955 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+939 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+767 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+733 people)