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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Service age groups

Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Manningham in 2011.

The Age Structure of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)7854.24.99065.05.1-121
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,2256.57.81,2046.68.1+21
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1606.27.61,1596.48.2+1
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,7309.29.31,6829.29.4+48
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,27312.110.42,11111.610.5+162
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,66319.520.93,70720.321.8-44
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,28112.213.52,40513.213.8-124
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,30212.312.12,41113.212.0-109
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,78214.811.32,32212.79.3+460
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5553.02.33361.81.8+219

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), City of Manningham: 4.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Manningham: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Manningham: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Manningham: 9.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Manningham: 10.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Manningham: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Manningham: 13.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Manningham: 12.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Manningham: 11.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Manningham: 2.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 4.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 6.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 6.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 12.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 12.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 14.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 3.0%
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), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -121 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +21 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +1 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +48 Young workforce (25 to 34), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +162 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -44 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -124 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -109 Seniors (70 to 84), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +460 Elderly aged (85 and over), Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +219
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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2011 compared to City of Manningham 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, 16.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 30.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.3% and 25.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

The major differences between the age structure of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (14.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.2% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.5% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'s population increased by 512 people (2.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.56% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+460 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+219 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+162 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-124 people)