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Heide Ward had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Manningham in 2011.

The Age Structure of Heide Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Heide Ward'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 Heide Ward'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
Heide Ward - 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)1,7714.84.91,9055.25.1-134
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,7927.57.82,8277.78.1-35
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,6667.27.62,7697.58.2-103
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,3509.09.33,3809.19.4-30
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,77510.110.44,03610.910.5-261
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)7,61120.520.97,78521.121.8-174
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,93113.313.55,13813.913.8-207
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,82513.012.14,72812.812.0+97
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,47412.011.33,5569.69.3+918
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,0062.72.38232.21.8+183

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), Heide Ward: 4.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Heide Ward: 7.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Heide Ward: 7.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Heide Ward: 9.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Heide Ward: 10.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Heide Ward: 20.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Heide Ward: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Heide Ward: 13.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Heide Ward: 12.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Heide Ward: 2.7%
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), Heide Ward: -134 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Heide Ward: -35 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Heide Ward: -103 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Heide Ward: -30 Young workforce (25 to 34), Heide Ward: -261 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Heide Ward: -174 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Heide Ward: -207 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Heide Ward: +97 Seniors (70 to 84), Heide Ward: +918 Elderly aged (85 and over), Heide Ward: +183
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 Heide Ward in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 19.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.3% and 25.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

The major differences between the age structure of Heide Ward and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (13.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (12.0% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Heide Ward's population increased by 254 people (0.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.14% 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) (+918 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-261 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-207 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+183 people)