Berwick - Beaconsfield had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Casey in 2016.
The Age Structure of Berwick - Beaconsfield provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Berwick - Beaconsfield'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Berwick - Beaconsfield in 2016 compared to City of Casey shows that there was a similar 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, 27.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.8% 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 Berwick - Beaconsfield and City of Casey were:
- A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (23.5% compared to 22.0%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.0% compared to 5.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.2% compared to 8.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.2% compared to 14.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, Berwick - Beaconsfield's population increased by 3,110 people (6.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.34% 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) (+906 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+815 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+707 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+479 people)