City of Belmont
Service age groups
City of Belmont has the same proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of people at post retirement age than EMRC area.
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'
|Age structure - service age groups|
|City of Belmont||2011||2006||Change|
|Service age group (years)||Number||%||EMRC area %||Number||%||EMRC area %||2006 to 2011|
|Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)||2,392||6.8||6.7||1,863||6.1||6.4||+529||1000|
|Primary schoolers (5 to 11)||2,527||7.2||8.8||2,299||7.6||9.5||+228||1001|
|Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)||1,992||5.7||8.0||1,856||6.1||8.7||+136||1002|
|Tertiary education & independence (18 to 24)||3,780||10.7||9.6||3,008||9.9||9.4||+772||1003|
|Young workforce (25 to 34)||6,647||18.9||14.3||4,949||16.3||13.5||+1,698||1004|
|Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)||7,370||20.9||22.2||6,476||21.4||22.9||+894||1005|
|Older workers & pre-retirees (50 to 59)||3,923||11.2||12.6||3,654||12.1||13.1||+269||1006|
|Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)||2,949||8.4||9.4||2,691||8.9||8.3||+258||1007|
|Seniors (70 to 84)||2,943||8.4||7.0||2,963||9.8||6.9||-20||1008|
|Elderly aged (85 and over)||657||1.9||1.5||552||1.8||1.3||+105||1009|
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 18.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.5% 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' (18.9% compared to 14.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (5.7% compared to 8.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.2% compared to 8.8%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.2% compared to 12.6%)
From 2006 to 2011, City of Belmont's population increased by 4,869 people (16.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.02% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,698 persons)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+894 persons)
- Tertiary education & independence (18 to 24) (+772 persons)
- Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+529 persons)