Woodville Ward had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Woodville South - Beverley and District in 2016.
The Age Structure of 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 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Woodville Ward in 2016 compared to Woodville South - Beverley and District shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 20.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.2% and 19.2% respectively for Woodville South - Beverley and District.
The major differences between the age structure of Woodville Ward and Woodville South - Beverley and District were:
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (11.2% compared to 9.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (20.0% compared to 21.8%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (13.4% compared to 14.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Woodville Ward's population increased by 2,129 people (15.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.87% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+631 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+464 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+411 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+374 people)