City of Belmont

Service age groups

City of Belmont had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than EMRC area in 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - service age groups
City of Belmont - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,4136.86.81,8896.26.5+524
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)2,5337.28.92,3077.69.6+226
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,9785.68.11,9086.38.8+70
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,78310.79.63,02610.09.4+757
Young workforce (25 to 34)6,55118.614.14,81215.813.4+1,739
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)7,48221.222.16,45421.322.8+1,028
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,04511.512.53,76912.413.1+276
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,9628.49.42,6978.98.2+265
Seniors (70 to 84)2,9298.37.02,9699.86.9-40
Elderly aged (85 and over)6261.81.55381.81.3+88

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), EMRC area: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), EMRC area: 8.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), EMRC area: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), EMRC area: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), EMRC area: 14.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), EMRC area: 22.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), EMRC area: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), EMRC area: 9.4% Seniors (70 to 84), EMRC area: 7.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), EMRC area: 1.5% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Belmont: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Belmont: 7.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Belmont: 5.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Belmont: 10.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Belmont: 18.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Belmont: 21.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Belmont: 11.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Belmont: 8.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Belmont: 8.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Belmont: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Belmont: +524 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Belmont: +226 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Belmont: +70 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Belmont: +757 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Belmont: +1,739 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Belmont: +1,028 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Belmont: +276 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Belmont: +265 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Belmont: -40 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Belmont: +88
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 compared to EMRC area shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 19.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.8% and 17.8% 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' (18.6% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.3% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (5.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.2% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Belmont's population increased by 4,933 people (16.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.06% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,739 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,028 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+757 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+524 people)