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Eyensbury Township

Service age groups

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Eyensbury Township 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 Eyensbury Township provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Eyensbury Township'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 Eyensbury Township'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
Eyensbury Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)31712.38.58312.59.3+234
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)35914.011.8639.611.1+295
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1766.88.3304.78.5+145
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1054.18.9385.89.2+66
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)46818.215.516424.717.2+304
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)74428.923.714722.123.3+597
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2148.310.48412.710.8+130
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1505.87.9477.16.7+103
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)341.34.360.93.5+28
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)40.20.700.00.6+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Melton: 8.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Melton: 11.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Melton: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Melton: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Melton: 15.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Melton: 23.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Melton: 10.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Melton: 7.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Melton: 4.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Melton: 0.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Eyensbury Township: 12.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Eyensbury Township: 14.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Eyensbury Township: 6.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Eyensbury Township: 4.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Eyensbury Township: 18.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Eyensbury Township: 28.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Eyensbury Township: 8.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Eyensbury Township: 5.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Eyensbury Township: 1.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Eyensbury Township: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Eyensbury Township: +234 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Eyensbury Township: +295 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Eyensbury Township: +145 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Eyensbury Township: +66 Young workforce (25 to 34), Eyensbury Township: +304 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Eyensbury Township: +597 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Eyensbury Township: +130 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Eyensbury Township: +103 Seniors (70 to 84), Eyensbury Township: +28 Elderly aged (85 and over), Eyensbury Township: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Eyensbury Township 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, 33.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 7.3% 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 Eyensbury Township and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (28.9% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (12.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (4.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (1.3% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Eyensbury Township's population increased by 1,906 people (286.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 31.06% 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) (+597 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+304 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+295 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+234 people)

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