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

The Age Structure of Findon Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Findon Ward'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 Findon Ward'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
Findon Ward - 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)6024.55.45604.35.1+42
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9417.07.19517.47.6-10
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9246.86.79937.76.9-69
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,1828.79.11,0157.98.7+167
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,59111.813.01,49111.512.3+100
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,82520.921.02,68820.822.1+137
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,56811.613.21,60712.413.2-39
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,64512.210.51,68613.09.7-41
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,92514.210.71,71313.211.9+212
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3182.43.22261.72.5+92

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), Findon Ward: 4.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Findon Ward: 7.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Findon Ward: 6.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Findon Ward: 8.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Findon Ward: 11.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Findon Ward: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Findon Ward: 11.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Findon Ward: 12.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Findon Ward: 14.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Findon Ward: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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), Findon Ward: +42 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Findon Ward: -10 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Findon Ward: -69 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Findon Ward: +167 Young workforce (25 to 34), Findon Ward: +100 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Findon Ward: +137 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Findon Ward: -39 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Findon Ward: -41 Seniors (70 to 84), Findon Ward: +212 Elderly aged (85 and over), Findon Ward: +92
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Findon Ward in 2011 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, 18.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 28.8% 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 Findon Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (14.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.6% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (11.8% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Findon Ward's population increased by 591 people (4.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.9% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+212 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+167 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+137 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+100 people)