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

The Age Structure of Karingal provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Karingal'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 Karingal'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
Karingal - 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)9367.06.97785.96.4+158
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9957.58.51,1398.69.6-144
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9226.97.91,1058.48.8-183
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3129.99.31,2339.39.1+79
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,88314.213.51,78713.513.3+96
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,57419.422.02,56119.422.6+13
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,52211.512.71,75513.312.5-233
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,56511.89.71,43910.98.5+126
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,2969.87.71,2239.27.6+73
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2732.11.82111.61.7+62

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), Karingal: 7.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Karingal: 7.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Karingal: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Karingal: 9.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Karingal: 14.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Karingal: 19.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Karingal: 11.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Karingal: 11.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Karingal: 9.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Karingal: 2.1%
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), Karingal: +158 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Karingal: -144 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Karingal: -183 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Karingal: +79 Young workforce (25 to 34), Karingal: +96 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Karingal: +13 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Karingal: -233 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Karingal: +126 Seniors (70 to 84), Karingal: +73 Elderly aged (85 and over), Karingal: +62
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 Karingal in 2011 compared to Frankston City 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, 21.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.6% 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 Karingal and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.8% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.4% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.5% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Karingal's population increased by 47 people (0.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.07% 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) (-233 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-183 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+158 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-144 people)