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Henley Ward

Service age groups

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Henley Ward had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Charles Sturt in 2016.

The Age Structure of Henley Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Henley 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 Henley Ward's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Henley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 723 5.2 5.4 611 4.8 5.4 +112
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 986 7.1 7.2 917 7.2 7.1 +69
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,013 7.3 6.2 928 7.3 6.7 +85
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,243 9.0 9.1 1,219 9.6 9.1 +24
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,555 11.2 14.0 1,485 11.7 13.0 +70
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,994 21.6 19.8 2,857 22.4 21.0 +137
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,029 14.6 13.5 1,840 14.5 13.2 +189
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,612 11.6 11.2 1,423 11.2 10.5 +190
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,405 10.1 10.3 1,195 9.4 10.7 +211
Elderly aged (85 and over) 302 2.2 3.3 252 2.0 3.2 +50
Total13,866100.0100.012,731100.0100.0+1,135
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Henley Ward in 2016 compared to 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, 19.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.9% 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 Henley Ward and City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (21.6% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.6% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.2% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (2.2% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Henley Ward's population increased by 1,135 people (8.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.72% 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) (+211 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+190 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+189 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+137 people)