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Brooklyn

Service age groups

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Brooklyn had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Hobsons Bay City in 2016.

The Age Structure of Brooklyn provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Brooklyn'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 Brooklyn'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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Brooklyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 128 6.9 6.8 91 5.5 6.9 +37
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 101 5.5 8.6 76 4.6 7.9 +25
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 76 4.1 6.1 82 5.0 6.9 -6
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 162 8.8 8.0 150 9.1 8.6 +12
Young workforce (25 to 34) 500 27.1 14.7 360 21.9 14.5 +140
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 369 20.0 22.5 349 21.2 23.5 +20
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 199 10.8 13.3 213 13.0 12.8 -14
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 135 7.3 9.6 113 6.9 8.8 +22
Seniors (70 to 84) 134 7.3 8.2 163 9.9 8.3 -29
Elderly aged (85 and over) 38 2.1 2.2 46 2.8 1.9 -8
Total1,842100.0100.01,643100.0100.0+199
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 Brooklyn in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 16.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 20.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The major differences between the age structure of Brooklyn and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (27.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (5.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (10.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (20.0% compared to 22.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Brooklyn's population increased by 199 people (12.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.31% per year over the period.

The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+140 people)