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Wonga Park

Service age groups

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Wonga Park 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 Wonga Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Wonga Park'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 Wonga Park'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Wonga Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1374.54.81224.04.9+15
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2448.07.92748.97.8-30
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)31410.27.338212.47.6-68
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)38012.48.934311.29.3+36
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2167.011.12096.810.4+6
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)57318.719.373723.920.9-164
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)58519.113.854217.613.5+44
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)39612.911.43059.912.1+90
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2106.812.51364.411.3+73
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)150.53.2270.92.3-12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Manningham: 4.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Manningham: 7.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Manningham: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Manningham: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Manningham: 11.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Manningham: 19.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Manningham: 13.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Manningham: 11.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Manningham: 12.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Manningham: 3.2% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Wonga Park: 4.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wonga Park: 8.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wonga Park: 10.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wonga Park: 12.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Wonga Park: 7.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wonga Park: 18.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wonga Park: 19.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wonga Park: 12.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Wonga Park: 6.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Wonga Park: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Wonga Park: +15 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wonga Park: -30 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wonga Park: -68 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wonga Park: +36 Young workforce (25 to 34), Wonga Park: +6 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wonga Park: -164 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wonga Park: +44 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wonga Park: +90 Seniors (70 to 84), Wonga Park: +73 Elderly aged (85 and over), Wonga Park: -12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Wonga Park 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, 22.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.2% 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 Wonga Park and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (19.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (12.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.8% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (7.0% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Wonga Park's population decreased by 8 people (0.3%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.05% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-164 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+90 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+73 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-68 people)

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