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Doncaster East

Service age groups

Doncaster East had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Manningham in 2011.

The Age Structure of Doncaster East provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Doncaster East'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 East'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 East - 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)1,3565.14.91,3145.05.1+41
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,9977.57.82,1518.28.1-154
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,1648.17.62,2188.48.2-55
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,4559.29.32,5629.79.4-106
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,08911.510.42,95711.210.5+132
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,63221.020.95,83622.221.8-204
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,58013.413.53,63613.813.8-57
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,10111.612.12,96211.212.0+138
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,88010.811.32,2858.79.3+595
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5302.02.34181.61.8+112

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 East: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Doncaster East: 7.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Doncaster East: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Doncaster East: 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Doncaster East: 11.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Doncaster East: 21.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Doncaster East: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Doncaster East: 11.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Doncaster East: 10.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Doncaster East: 2.0%
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 East: +41 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Doncaster East: -154 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Doncaster East: -55 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Doncaster East: -106 Young workforce (25 to 34), Doncaster East: +132 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Doncaster East: -204 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Doncaster East: -57 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Doncaster East: +138 Seniors (70 to 84), Doncaster East: +595 Elderly aged (85 and over), Doncaster East: +112
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 East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a similar 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, 20.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.3% and 25.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

The major difference between the age structure of Doncaster East and City of Manningham is:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (11.5% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Doncaster East's population increased by 444 people (1.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.33% 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) (+595 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-204 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-154 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+138 people)