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Georges River Council

Service age groups

The Georges River Council had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2011.

The Age Structure of the Georges River Council provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the Georges River Council'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 the Georges River Council'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
Georges River Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,2366.16.87,4325.96.6+804
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)10,7878.08.710,9828.79.1-195
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9,6067.17.49,2517.37.9+355
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)13,0929.79.512,2289.79.9+864
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)20,33715.115.417,66214.015.3+2,675
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)28,75721.421.928,51222.622.5+245
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)16,89712.512.215,31412.112.2+1,582
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)12,2909.19.010,5738.47.8+1,716
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)11,2878.47.211,4539.17.3-166
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,3712.51.82,9022.31.6+468

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), Greater Sydney: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Sydney: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Sydney: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Sydney: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Sydney: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Sydney: 21.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Sydney: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Sydney: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Sydney: 7.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Sydney: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Georges River Council: 6.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Georges River Council: 8.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Georges River Council: 7.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Georges River Council: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Georges River Council: 15.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Georges River Council: 21.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Georges River Council: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Georges River Council: 9.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Georges River Council: 8.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Georges River Council: 2.5%
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), Georges River Council: +804 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Georges River Council: -195 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Georges River Council: +355 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Georges River Council: +864 Young workforce (25 to 34), Georges River Council: +2,675 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Georges River Council: +245 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Georges River Council: +1,582 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Georges River Council: +1,716 Seniors (70 to 84), Georges River Council: -166 Elderly aged (85 and over), Georges River Council: +468
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 the Georges River Council in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 21.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.9% and 18.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major difference between the age structure of the Georges River Council and Greater Sydney is:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.4% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Georges River Council's population increased by 8,349 people (6.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.29% 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) (+2,675 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,716 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,582 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+864 people)

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