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Service age groups

Liverpool City had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2011.

The Age Structure of Liverpool City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Liverpool City'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 Liverpool City'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
Liverpool City - 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)14,0857.86.813,6028.36.6+483
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)19,80611.08.719,40311.89.1+403
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)16,6809.37.415,3719.37.9+1,309
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)17,8909.99.516,41910.09.9+1,471
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)26,39014.615.424,88415.115.3+1,506
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)40,16322.321.937,85123.022.5+2,312
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)20,91211.612.217,61410.712.2+3,298
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)13,2437.49.010,3696.37.8+2,874
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9,4195.27.27,9254.87.3+1,494
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,5540.91.81,1480.71.6+406

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), Liverpool City: 7.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Liverpool City: 11.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Liverpool City: 9.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Liverpool City: 9.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Liverpool City: 14.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Liverpool City: 22.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Liverpool City: 11.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Liverpool City: 7.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Liverpool City: 5.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Liverpool City: 0.9%
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), Liverpool City: +483 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Liverpool City: +403 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Liverpool City: +1,309 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Liverpool City: +1,471 Young workforce (25 to 34), Liverpool City: +1,506 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Liverpool City: +2,312 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Liverpool City: +3,298 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Liverpool City: +2,874 Seniors (70 to 84), Liverpool City: +1,494 Elderly aged (85 and over), Liverpool City: +406
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 Liverpool City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 28.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.9% and 18.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of Liverpool City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (11.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.4% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Liverpool City's population increased by 15,556 people (9.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.82% 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) (+3,298 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+2,874 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+2,312 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,506 people)

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