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Berwick - Beaconsfield

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Berwick - Beaconsfield's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Berwick - Beaconsfield - 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) 3,409 7.1 7.9 3,571 7.9 7.9 -162
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 5,231 10.9 10.6 5,066 11.3 10.6 +164
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 4,404 9.2 8.3 4,353 9.7 9.4 +51
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 4,459 9.3 9.7 3,981 8.8 9.7 +479
Young workforce (25 to 34) 5,371 11.2 14.8 5,518 12.3 14.4 -146
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 11,308 23.5 22.0 11,163 24.8 23.2 +145
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 5,875 12.2 11.9 4,968 11.0 11.7 +906
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 3,925 8.2 8.1 3,110 6.9 7.2 +815
Seniors (70 to 84) 3,345 7.0 5.5 2,638 5.9 5.0 +707
Elderly aged (85 and over) 802 1.7 1.2 651 1.4 1.0 +151
Total48,133100.0100.045,023100.0100.0+3,110
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)