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Woodville Ward

Service age groups

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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 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.

To get a more complete picture Woodville 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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Woodville Ward - Total persons (Enumerated)20161996Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %1996 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9806.15.48736.95.6+107
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,2427.87.31,1469.07.7+96
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1197.06.39457.56.9+174
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,78811.29.21,1899.410.2+599
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,49115.614.02,03516.115.2+456
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,17619.919.82,67221.120.9+504
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,15313.513.51,0468.310.6+1,107
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,5119.511.01,0688.49.9+443
Seniors (70 to 84)1,0986.910.21,50011.811.5-402
Elderly aged (85 and over)4002.53.31991.61.6+201
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 1996 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of 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, 20.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.0% and 24.5% respectively for City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the age structure of Woodville Ward and City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (11.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (6.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (9.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

From 1996 to 2016, Woodville Ward's population increased by 3,285 people (25.9%). 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 1996 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,107 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+599 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+504 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+456 people)

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