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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Service age groups

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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Manningham in 2016.

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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 964 4.6 4.8 785 4.2 4.9 +179
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,337 6.4 7.9 1,225 6.5 7.8 +113
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,256 6.0 7.3 1,159 6.2 7.6 +97
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 2,016 9.6 8.9 1,730 9.2 9.3 +286
Young workforce (25 to 34) 3,161 15.1 11.1 2,272 12.1 10.4 +889
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 3,803 18.1 19.3 3,662 19.5 20.9 +140
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,568 12.2 13.8 2,280 12.2 13.5 +288
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 2,253 10.7 11.4 2,301 12.3 12.1 -48
Seniors (70 to 84) 2,945 14.1 12.5 2,782 14.8 11.3 +164
Elderly aged (85 and over) 659 3.1 3.2 555 3.0 2.3 +105
Total20,967100.0100.018,756100.0100.0+2,211
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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2016 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, 17.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.9% and 27.0% 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 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (14.1% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (6.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (12.2% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'s population increased by 2,211 people (11.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.25% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+889 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+288 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+286 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+179 people)