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Scoresby

Service age groups

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

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

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 Scoresby in 2016 compared to City of Knox 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, 23.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 21.6% respectively for City of Knox.

The major differences between the age structure of Scoresby and City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (22.6% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (9.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (6.4% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (0.5% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Scoresby's population increased by 103 people (1.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.35% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+102 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-93 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+91 people)

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