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West Woodville Ward

Service age groups

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

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Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
West Woodville 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) 839 5.9 5.4 869 6.4 5.4 -30
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,134 7.9 7.2 1,065 7.9 7.1 +69
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 908 6.3 6.2 884 6.5 6.7 +24
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,151 8.0 9.1 1,105 8.2 9.1 +46
Young workforce (25 to 34) 2,259 15.8 14.0 1,968 14.6 13.0 +291
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,922 20.4 19.8 2,906 21.5 21.0 +16
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,917 13.4 13.5 1,634 12.1 13.2 +283
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,422 9.9 11.2 1,040 7.7 10.5 +382
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,185 8.3 10.3 1,430 10.6 10.7 -245
Elderly aged (85 and over) 576 4.0 3.3 610 4.5 3.2 -34
Total14,313100.0100.013,511100.0100.0+802
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 West Woodville 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, 20.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.2% 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 Woodville Ward and City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.8% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (9.9% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (8.0% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, West Woodville Ward's population increased by 802 people (5.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.16% 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) (+382 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+291 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+283 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-245 people)