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Casey Growth Area

Service age groups

Casey Growth Area had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Casey in 2011.

The Age Structure of Casey Growth Area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Casey Growth Area'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 Casey Growth Area'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
Casey Growth Area - 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)75810.07.91134.67.8+644
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7499.810.62068.311.7+542
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5136.79.42158.79.8+297
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7369.79.71917.79.5+545
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,70722.414.42178.814.6+1,490
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,53220.123.254221.924.1+990
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)6428.411.733013.411.2+312
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4305.67.225010.16.0+180
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3985.25.031112.64.6+88
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1431.91.0963.90.7+47

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), Casey Growth Area: 10.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Casey Growth Area: 9.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Casey Growth Area: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Casey Growth Area: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Casey Growth Area: 22.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Casey Growth Area: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Casey Growth Area: 8.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Casey Growth Area: 5.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Casey Growth Area: 5.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Casey Growth Area: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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), Casey Growth Area: +644 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Casey Growth Area: +542 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Casey Growth Area: +297 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Casey Growth Area: +545 Young workforce (25 to 34), Casey Growth Area: +1,490 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Casey Growth Area: +990 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Casey Growth Area: +312 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Casey Growth Area: +180 Seniors (70 to 84), Casey Growth Area: +88 Elderly aged (85 and over), Casey Growth Area: +47
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Casey Growth Area in 2011 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 26.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 12.8% 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 Casey Growth Area and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (22.4% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (8.4% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.1% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.7% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Casey Growth Area's population increased by 5,134 people (207.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 25.2% 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) (+1,490 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+990 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+644 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+545 people)