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Cobblebank - Strathtulloh

Service age groups

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Cobblebank - Strathtulloh 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 Cobblebank - Strathtulloh provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Cobblebank - Strathtulloh'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 Cobblebank - Strathtulloh'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
Cobblebank - Strathtulloh - 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) 94 10.9 8.5 33 8.9 9.3 +61
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 94 10.9 11.8 43 11.4 11.1 +52
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 53 6.1 8.3 27 7.4 8.5 +26
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 81 9.3 8.9 37 9.9 9.2 +44
Young workforce (25 to 34) 207 23.8 15.5 24 6.6 17.2 +183
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 189 21.7 23.7 134 35.5 23.3 +55
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 77 8.9 10.4 54 14.5 10.8 +23
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 54 6.3 7.9 22 5.8 6.7 +33
Seniors (70 to 84) 18 2.1 4.3 0 -- 3.5 +18
Elderly aged (85 and over) 1 0.2 0.7 0 -- 0.6 +1
Total874100.0100.0378100.0100.0+496
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 Cobblebank - Strathtulloh in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 27.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 8.5% 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 Cobblebank - Strathtulloh and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (23.8% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (10.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (2.1% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cobblebank - Strathtulloh's population increased by 496 people (131.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 18.25% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+183 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+61 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+55 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+52 people)