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Bellevue Heights

Service age groups

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Bellevue Heights had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Mitcham in 2016.

The Age Structure of Bellevue Heights provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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
Bellevue Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 133 5.1 5.3 120 4.7 5.7 +13
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 178 6.8 8.6 150 5.9 8.1 +28
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 150 5.7 7.5 161 6.3 7.6 -11
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 185 7.1 9.1 223 8.7 9.6 -38
Young workforce (25 to 34) 227 8.7 10.7 214 8.4 10.9 +13
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 417 15.9 20.0 427 16.7 20.5 -10
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 292 11.1 13.4 331 12.9 13.6 -39
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 388 14.8 11.5 404 15.8 11.4 -16
Seniors (70 to 84) 493 18.8 10.4 374 14.6 9.5 +119
Elderly aged (85 and over) 160 6.1 3.4 157 6.1 3.1 +3
Total2,623100.0100.02,561100.0100.0+62
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 Bellevue Heights in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 17.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 39.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 25.4% respectively for City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the age structure of Bellevue Heights and City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (18.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (6.1% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (15.9% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Bellevue Heights's population increased by 62 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.48% per year over the period.

The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+119 people)