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Service age groups

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Liverpool City had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Liverpool City - 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)15,6117.66.414,0857.86.8+1,526
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)21,70410.68.819,80611.08.7+1,898
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)17,9928.86.916,6809.37.4+1,312
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)20,42710.09.617,8909.99.5+2,537
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)29,76014.616.126,39014.615.4+3,370
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)43,47321.321.140,16322.321.9+3,310
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)24,93412.212.220,91211.612.2+4,022
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,4568.19.513,2437.49.0+3,213
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)11,6795.77.59,4195.27.2+2,260
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,2831.12.01,5540.91.8+729

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), Liverpool City: 7.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Liverpool City: 10.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Liverpool City: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Liverpool City: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Liverpool City: 14.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Liverpool City: 21.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Liverpool City: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Liverpool City: 8.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Liverpool City: 5.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Liverpool City: 1.1%
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), Liverpool City: +1,526 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Liverpool City: +1,898 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Liverpool City: +1,312 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Liverpool City: +2,537 Young workforce (25 to 34), Liverpool City: +3,370 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Liverpool City: +3,310 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Liverpool City: +4,022 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Liverpool City: +3,213 Seniors (70 to 84), Liverpool City: +2,260 Elderly aged (85 and over), Liverpool City: +729
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 Liverpool City in 2016 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, 27.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.9% 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 Liverpool City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.8% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.6% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Liverpool City's population increased by 24,177 people (13.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.55% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+4,022 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+3,370 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+3,310 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,213 people)

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