West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson
Service age groups
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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 West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016 compared to City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower 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, 15.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 38.3% 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and City of Charles Sturt were:
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (18.5% compared to 11.2%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (15.9% compared to 10.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (8.8% compared to 14.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (16.3% compared to 19.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson's population increased by 185 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.37% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+298 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-196 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+147 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-95 people)