Service age groups
Aintree had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Melton in 2016.
The Age Structure of Aintree provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Aintree'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 Aintree in 2016 compared to City of Melton 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, 23.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 28.6% and 12.8% respectively for City of Melton.
The major differences between the age structure of Aintree and City of Melton were:
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (10.9% compared to 7.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.0% compared to 4.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (12.0% compared to 15.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (8.8% compared to 11.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, Aintree's population increased by 130 people (812.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 55.61% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Aintree between 2011 and 2016.