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Caroline Springs

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Caroline Springs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Caroline Springs'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 Caroline Springs'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Caroline Springs - 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)2,25511.19.31,42811.98.9+827
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,58712.711.11,43211.911.2+1,155
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,7378.58.58407.09.1+897
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,5057.49.29688.19.7+537
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,94219.317.23,08325.718.3+858
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,45426.723.32,85723.822.4+2,597
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,6928.310.89247.711.7+768
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8224.06.73052.54.9+517
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3851.93.51401.23.2+245
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)180.10.6170.10.60

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), Caroline Springs: 11.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Caroline Springs: 12.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Caroline Springs: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Caroline Springs: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Caroline Springs: 19.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Caroline Springs: 26.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Caroline Springs: 8.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Caroline Springs: 4.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Caroline Springs: 1.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Caroline Springs: 0.1%
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), Caroline Springs: +827 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Caroline Springs: +1,155 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Caroline Springs: +897 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Caroline Springs: +537 Young workforce (25 to 34), Caroline Springs: +858 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Caroline Springs: +2,597 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Caroline Springs: +768 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Caroline Springs: +517 Seniors (70 to 84), Caroline Springs: +245 Elderly aged (85 and over), Caroline Springs: 0
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 Caroline Springs in 2011 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, 32.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 6.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 28.8% and 10.7% respectively for City of Melton.

The major differences between the age structure of Caroline Springs and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (26.7% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (19.3% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (4.0% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (8.3% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Caroline Springs's population increased by 8,401 people (70.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 11.2% 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) (+2,597 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+1,155 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+897 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+858 people)

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