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City of Belmont

Service age groups

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City of Belmont had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than EMRC area in 2016.

The Age Structure of City of Belmont provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of City of Belmont'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 City of Belmont'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Belmont - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,6066.76.72,4136.86.8+193
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,7427.09.02,5337.28.9+209
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,9004.97.31,9785.68.1-78
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,05410.49.13,78310.79.6+271
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)8,28821.315.76,55118.614.1+1,737
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)8,00020.521.07,48221.222.1+518
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,26811.012.44,04511.512.5+223
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,3598.69.82,9628.49.4+397
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,9187.57.42,9298.37.0-11
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)7962.01.66261.81.5+170

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), EMRC area: 6.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), EMRC area: 9.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), EMRC area: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), EMRC area: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), EMRC area: 15.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), EMRC area: 21.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), EMRC area: 12.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), EMRC area: 9.8% Seniors (70 to 84), EMRC area: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), EMRC area: 1.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Belmont: 6.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Belmont: 7.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Belmont: 4.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Belmont: 10.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Belmont: 21.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Belmont: 20.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Belmont: 11.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Belmont: 8.6% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Belmont: 7.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Belmont: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Belmont: +193 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Belmont: +209 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Belmont: -78 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Belmont: +271 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Belmont: +1,737 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Belmont: +518 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Belmont: +223 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Belmont: +397 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Belmont: -11 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Belmont: +170
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of City of Belmont in 2016 compared to EMRC area shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 18.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.0% and 18.8% respectively for EMRC area.

The major differences between the age structure of City of Belmont and EMRC area were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (21.3% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (4.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.0% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Belmont's population increased by 3,629 people (10.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.98% 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) (+1,737 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+518 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+397 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+271 people)

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