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Harkness

Service age groups

Harkness 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 Harkness provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Harkness'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 Harkness'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Harkness - 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)56610.29.32379.18.9+329
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)69412.511.133412.811.2+359
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5289.58.527010.39.1+258
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)58510.69.230511.79.7+280
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,10920.017.249919.018.3+610
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,19321.523.359722.822.4+596
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4758.610.82379.111.7+237
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3115.66.7853.34.9+226
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)771.43.5471.83.2+30
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)100.20.660.20.6+4

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), Harkness: 10.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Harkness: 12.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Harkness: 9.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Harkness: 10.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Harkness: 20.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Harkness: 21.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Harkness: 8.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Harkness: 5.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Harkness: 1.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Harkness: 0.2%
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), Harkness: +329 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Harkness: +359 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Harkness: +258 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Harkness: +280 Young workforce (25 to 34), Harkness: +610 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Harkness: +596 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Harkness: +237 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Harkness: +226 Seniors (70 to 84), Harkness: +30 Elderly aged (85 and over), Harkness: +4
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 Harkness 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, 32.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 7.2% 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 Harkness and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (20.0% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (8.6% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (1.4% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (21.5% compared to 23.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Harkness's population increased by 2,930 people (111.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 16.19% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+610 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+596 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+359 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+329 people)

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