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Doncaster Hill

Service age groups

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Doncaster Hill 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 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 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 Hill'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
Doncaster Hill - 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)1084.34.8383.84.9+70
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1234.97.9535.27.8+70
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1275.17.3555.47.6+73
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)30612.28.911911.69.3+186
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)61224.411.117617.110.4+436
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)47919.119.318918.420.9+291
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)26410.513.814113.813.5+122
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2158.611.410910.612.1+106
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2198.812.512412.111.3+95
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)522.13.2212.12.3+30

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), Doncaster Hill: 4.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Doncaster Hill: 4.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Doncaster Hill: 5.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Doncaster Hill: 12.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Doncaster Hill: 24.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Doncaster Hill: 19.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Doncaster Hill: 10.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Doncaster Hill: 8.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Doncaster Hill: 8.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Doncaster Hill: 2.1%
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), Doncaster Hill: +70 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Doncaster Hill: +70 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Doncaster Hill: +73 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Doncaster Hill: +186 Young workforce (25 to 34), Doncaster Hill: +436 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Doncaster Hill: +291 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Doncaster Hill: +122 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Doncaster Hill: +106 Seniors (70 to 84), Doncaster Hill: +95 Elderly aged (85 and over), Doncaster Hill: +30
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 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) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 14.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.4% 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 Hill and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (24.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (12.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (8.8% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (10.5% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Doncaster Hill's population increased by 1,479 people (143.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 19.49% 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) (+436 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+291 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+186 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+122 people)

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