Burnside - Burnside Heights had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Melton in 2016.
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 compared to City of Melton 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, 29.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 11.7% 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 Burnside - Burnside Heights and City of Melton were:
- A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (24.8% compared to 23.7%)
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (9.4% compared to 8.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (6.2% compared to 7.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (14.7% compared to 15.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Burnside - Burnside Heights's population increased by 1,460 people (15.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.95% 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) (+547 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (-336 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+317 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+225 people)