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Clarence Gardens

Service age groups

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Clarence Gardens had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Mitcham in 2016.

The Age Structure of Clarence Gardens provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Clarence Gardens'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 Clarence Gardens'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
Clarence Gardens - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1697.35.31697.65.70
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)24610.78.62159.78.1+31
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1456.37.51657.47.6-20
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2249.79.12029.19.6+22
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)33114.310.737216.810.9-41
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)55724.120.045520.520.5+102
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)26811.613.427112.213.6-3
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1717.411.51285.811.4+43
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1496.510.41888.59.5-39
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)482.13.4532.43.1-5

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 Mitcham: 5.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Mitcham: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Mitcham: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Mitcham: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Mitcham: 10.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Mitcham: 20.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Mitcham: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Mitcham: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Mitcham: 10.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Mitcham: 3.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Clarence Gardens: 7.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Clarence Gardens: 10.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Clarence Gardens: 6.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Clarence Gardens: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Clarence Gardens: 14.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Clarence Gardens: 24.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Clarence Gardens: 11.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Clarence Gardens: 7.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Clarence Gardens: 6.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Clarence Gardens: 2.1%
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), Clarence Gardens: 0 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Clarence Gardens: +31 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Clarence Gardens: -20 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Clarence Gardens: +22 Young workforce (25 to 34), Clarence Gardens: -41 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Clarence Gardens: +102 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Clarence Gardens: -3 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Clarence Gardens: +43 Seniors (70 to 84), Clarence Gardens: -39 Elderly aged (85 and over), Clarence Gardens: -5
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 Clarence Gardens in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham 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, 24.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 15.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 25.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the age structure of Clarence Gardens and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.1% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.4% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.5% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Clarence Gardens's population increased by 90 people (4.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.8% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+102 people)

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