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Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park

Service age groups

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Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Charles Sturt in 2016.

The Age Structure of Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Pennington - Woodville North - Athol 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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol 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
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol 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)5546.85.45216.85.4+33
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)6818.37.26628.77.1+19
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)5917.26.26318.36.7-40
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)90311.19.17429.79.1+161
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,23015.114.01,10114.413.0+129
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,60419.719.81,62521.321.0-21
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,07413.213.589611.813.2+178
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7098.711.25957.810.5+114
Seniors (70 to 84)5566.810.36248.210.7-68
Elderly aged (85 and over)2583.23.32273.03.2+31
Total8,160100.0100.07,624100.0100.0+536
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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park in 2016 compared to City of Charles Sturt 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, 22.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.7% 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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park and City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (11.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (6.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (6.8% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (8.7% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park's population increased by 536 people (7.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.37% 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) (+178 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+161 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+129 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+114 people)

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