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Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park

Service age groups

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Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Charles Sturt in 2016.

The Age Structure of Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park'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 Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park'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
Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6684.65.46104.45.4+58
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,0867.57.21,0287.47.1+58
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)9496.66.29817.16.7-32
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,2368.69.11,2168.89.1+20
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,68211.714.01,54011.113.0+142
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,77119.219.82,92421.121.0-153
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,01414.013.51,60911.613.2+405
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,60211.111.21,76112.710.5-159
Seniors (70 to 84)2,01714.010.31,88513.610.7+132
Elderly aged (85 and over)4122.93.32782.03.2+134
Total14,437100.0100.013,832100.0100.0+605
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 Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park in 2016 compared to City of Charles Sturt 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, 18.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 18.8% and 24.8% respectively for City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the age structure of Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park and City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (14.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.7% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park's population increased by 605 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.86% 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) (+405 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (-159 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-153 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+142 people)

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