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West Croydon and District

Service age groups

West Croydon and District had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Charles Sturt in 2011.

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.

To get a more complete picture West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5896.05.45636.15.1+26
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7918.17.17888.57.6+3
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6837.06.76366.86.9+47
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9439.69.18489.18.7+95
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,44014.713.01,31114.112.3+129
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,28423.321.02,23124.022.1+53
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,22712.513.21,00610.813.2+221
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7337.510.57468.09.7-13
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8979.110.795910.311.9-62
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2312.43.22042.22.5+27

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 Charles Sturt: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Charles Sturt: 7.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Charles Sturt: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Charles Sturt: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Charles Sturt: 13.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Charles Sturt: 21.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Charles Sturt: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Charles Sturt: 10.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Charles Sturt: 10.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Charles Sturt: 3.2% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), West Croydon and District: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), West Croydon and District: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), West Croydon and District: 7.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), West Croydon and District: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), West Croydon and District: 14.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), West Croydon and District: 23.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), West Croydon and District: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), West Croydon and District: 7.5% Seniors (70 to 84), West Croydon and District: 9.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), West Croydon and District: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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), West Croydon and District: +26 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), West Croydon and District: +3 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), West Croydon and District: +47 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), West Croydon and District: +95 Young workforce (25 to 34), West Croydon and District: +129 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), West Croydon and District: +53 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), West Croydon and District: +221 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), West Croydon and District: -13 Seniors (70 to 84), West Croydon and District: -62 Elderly aged (85 and over), West Croydon and District: +27
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of West Croydon and District in 2011 compared to the 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, 21.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.3% and 24.3% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the age structure of West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (23.3% compared to 21.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (9.1% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Croydon and District's population increased by 524 people (5.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.1% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+221 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+129 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+95 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-62 people)