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Service age groups

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The Georges River Council area had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2016.

The Age Structure of the Georges River Council area 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 area'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 area'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Georges River Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,5565.86.48,2366.16.8+320
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)11,3547.78.810,7878.08.7+567
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9,7506.66.99,6067.17.4+144
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)15,05510.39.613,0929.79.5+1,963
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)24,42516.616.120,33715.115.4+4,088
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)28,75119.621.128,75721.421.9-6
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)18,74212.812.216,89712.512.2+1,845
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)14,2659.79.512,2909.19.0+1,975
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)12,1728.37.511,2878.47.2+885
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,7632.62.03,3712.51.8+392

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Sydney: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Sydney: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Sydney: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Sydney: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Sydney: 16.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Sydney: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Sydney: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Sydney: 9.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Sydney: 7.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Sydney: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Georges River Council area: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Georges River Council area: 7.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Georges River Council area: 6.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Georges River Council area: 10.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Georges River Council area: 16.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Georges River Council area: 19.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Georges River Council area: 12.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Georges River Council area: 9.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Georges River Council area: 8.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Georges River Council area: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Georges River Council area: +320 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Georges River Council area: +567 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Georges River Council area: +144 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Georges River Council area: +1,963 Young workforce (25 to 34), Georges River Council area: +4,088 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Georges River Council area: -6 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Georges River Council area: +1,845 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Georges River Council area: +1,975 Seniors (70 to 84), Georges River Council area: +885 Elderly aged (85 and over), Georges River Council area: +392
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 area in 2016 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, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of the Georges River Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.6% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Georges River Council area's population increased by 12,173 people (9.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.75% 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) (+4,088 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,975 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+1,963 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,845 people)

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