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Carrum Downs had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Frankston City in 2011.

The Age Structure of Carrum Downs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Carrum Downs'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 Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,4977.86.91,3738.06.4+124
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,7979.48.52,04911.99.6-252
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,6248.57.91,6249.48.80
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,8469.79.31,4668.59.1+380
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,07216.113.52,73315.813.3+339
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,49323.522.04,24824.622.6+245
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,09511.012.71,7009.912.5+395
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,3046.89.79955.88.5+309
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,0695.67.78605.07.6+209
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2941.51.81971.11.7+97

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

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Frankston City: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Frankston City: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Frankston City: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Frankston City: 9.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Frankston City: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Frankston City: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Frankston City: 12.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Frankston City: 9.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Frankston City: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Frankston City: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Carrum Downs: 7.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Carrum Downs: 9.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Carrum Downs: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Carrum Downs: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Carrum Downs: 16.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Carrum Downs: 23.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Carrum Downs: 11.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Carrum Downs: 6.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Carrum Downs: 5.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Carrum Downs: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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), Carrum Downs: +124 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Carrum Downs: -252 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Carrum Downs: 0 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Carrum Downs: +380 Young workforce (25 to 34), Carrum Downs: +339 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Carrum Downs: +245 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Carrum Downs: +395 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Carrum Downs: +309 Seniors (70 to 84), Carrum Downs: +209 Elderly aged (85 and over), Carrum Downs: +97
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City 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, 25.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.3% and 19.2% respectively for Frankston City.

The major differences between the age structure of Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (16.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (6.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.0% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Carrum Downs's population increased by 1,846 people (10.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.05% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+395 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+380 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+339 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+309 people)