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City of Bayswater

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of City of Bayswater 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 Bayswater'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 Bayswater's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

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Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

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Age structure - Service age groups
City of Bayswater - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3,8165.96.63,8156.26.7+1
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)4,6897.38.94,1436.88.8+546
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,4515.37.13,6476.08.0-196
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,6068.79.15,8309.59.6-224
Young workforce (25 to 34)12,00418.615.810,79617.614.3+1,208
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)13,84221.421.213,28221.722.2+560
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7,71911.912.67,51212.312.6+207
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,60810.29.85,9059.69.4+703
Seniors (70 to 84)5,4448.47.44,9678.17.0+477
Elderly aged (85 and over)1,4842.31.61,3652.21.5+119
Total64,663100.0100.061,262100.0100.0+3,401
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of City of Bayswater in 2016 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, 18.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.6% and 18.8% respectively for EMRC area.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (18.6% compared to 15.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (5.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (7.3% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Bayswater's population increased by 3,401 people (5.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.09% 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) (+1,208 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+703 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+560 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+546 people)

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