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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Service age groups

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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.

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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,0199.48.59239.99.3+95
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,34212.411.81,02511.011.1+317
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)8608.08.37518.18.5+109
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9588.98.97337.99.2+225
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,58614.715.51,92120.617.2-336
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,67324.823.72,12522.823.3+547
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,08910.110.49079.710.8+181
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6736.27.94524.86.7+221
Seniors (70 to 84)4414.14.33764.03.5+64
Elderly aged (85 and over)1501.40.71141.20.6+36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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