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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Service age groups

Burnside - Burnside Heights had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Melton in 2011.

The Age Structure of Burnside - Burnside Heights provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Burnside - Burnside Heights'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 Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9259.99.34469.08.9+479
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,02711.011.152210.511.2+506
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7538.18.53998.09.1+354
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7347.99.24038.19.7+331
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,92320.617.293518.818.3+988
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,12922.823.31,10222.222.4+1,027
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)9099.710.84749.511.7+436
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4534.86.72655.34.9+188
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3774.03.53467.03.2+31
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1141.20.6831.70.6+31

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 Melton: 9.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Melton: 11.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Melton: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Melton: 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Melton: 17.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Melton: 23.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Melton: 10.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Melton: 6.7% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Melton: 3.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Melton: 0.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 9.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 11.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 20.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 22.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 9.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 4.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 4.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.2%
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), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +479 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +506 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +354 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +331 Young workforce (25 to 34), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +988 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +1,027 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +436 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +188 Seniors (70 to 84), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +31 Elderly aged (85 and over), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +31
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a similar 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, 28.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 10.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 28.8% and 10.7% respectively for the City of Melton.

The major differences between the age structure of Burnside - Burnside Heights and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (20.6% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (4.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (7.9% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (9.7% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Burnside - Burnside Heights's population increased by 4,369 people (87.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 13.44% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,027 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+988 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+506 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+479 people)