Doncaster East had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Manningham in 2016.
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Doncaster East in 2016 compared to City of Manningham 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, 20.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.2% and 26.5% respectively for City of Manningham.
The major difference between the age structure of Doncaster East and City of Manningham is:
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.3% compared to 12.1%)
From 1996 to 2016, Doncaster East's population increased by 2,748 people (10.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.52% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 1996 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,805 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,295 people)
- Elderly aged (85 and over) (+608 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-603 people)