West Croydon and District 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 West Croydon and District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of West Croydon and District'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 West Croydon and District 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, 20.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.5% 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 West Croydon and District and City of Charles Sturt were:
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.7% compared to 14.0%)
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (10.2% compared to 9.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (8.7% compared to 11.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.1% compared to 10.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, West Croydon and District's population increased by 104 people (1.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.21% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-243 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+132 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+115 people)
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-77 people)