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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Service age groups

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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the 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.

To get a more complete picture West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3773.85.43613.75.4+16
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)6016.07.25525.67.1+49
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5505.56.25876.06.7-37
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7097.19.18048.29.1-95
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)8768.814.09339.513.0-57
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,63116.319.81,60916.421.0+22
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,42014.213.51,61616.513.2-196
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,85018.511.21,70317.410.5+147
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,59315.910.31,29513.210.7+298
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3853.93.33473.53.2+38

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Charles Sturt: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Charles Sturt: 7.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Charles Sturt: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Charles Sturt: 14.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Charles Sturt: 19.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Charles Sturt: 13.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Charles Sturt: 11.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Charles Sturt: 10.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Charles Sturt: 3.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 3.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 6.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 5.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 7.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 8.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 16.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 14.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 18.5% Seniors (70 to 84), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 15.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +16 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +49 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -37 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -95 Young workforce (25 to 34), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -57 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +22 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -196 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +147 Seniors (70 to 84), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +298 Elderly aged (85 and over), West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016 compared to the 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 the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the age structure of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (18.5% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (15.9% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.8% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (16.3% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

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)

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