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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.

Q:

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) 1,019 9.4 8.5 923 9.9 9.3 +95
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,342 12.4 11.8 1,025 11.0 11.1 +317
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 860 8.0 8.3 751 8.1 8.5 +109
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 958 8.9 8.9 733 7.9 9.2 +225
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,586 14.7 15.5 1,921 20.6 17.2 -336
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,673 24.8 23.7 2,125 22.8 23.3 +547
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,089 10.1 10.4 907 9.7 10.8 +181
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 673 6.2 7.9 452 4.8 6.7 +221
Seniors (70 to 84) 441 4.1 4.3 376 4.0 3.5 +64
Elderly aged (85 and over) 150 1.4 0.7 114 1.2 0.6 +36
Total10,791100.0100.09,331100.0100.0+1,459
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)