Service age groups
Grange Ward 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 Grange Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Grange 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Grange Ward 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, 17.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 31.5% 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 Grange Ward and City of Charles Sturt were:
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.0% compared to 11.2%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.9% compared to 10.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.6% compared to 14.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (17.8% compared to 19.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, Grange Ward's population increased by 305 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.47% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+221 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+147 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+144 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-111 people)