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Doncaster East

Service age groups

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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.

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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Doncaster East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,4775.24.81,3145.05.1+163
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)2,3098.17.92,1508.28.1+158
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,0247.17.32,2188.48.2-194
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,4998.88.92,5619.79.4-62
Young workforce (25 to 34)3,36311.911.12,95711.210.5+406
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,59119.719.35,83522.221.8-244
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,76013.313.83,63613.813.8+124
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,17611.211.42,96211.212.0+215
Seniors (70 to 84)3,32911.712.52,2848.79.3+1,044
Elderly aged (85 and over)8312.93.24181.61.8+413
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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, 20.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.9% 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 East and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.7% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2016, Doncaster East's population increased by 2,024 people (7.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.74% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,044 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+413 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+406 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-244 people)

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