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Glenalta

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Glenalta provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Glenalta'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 Glenalta'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
Glenalta - 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) 123 6.2 5.3 154 7.8 5.7 -31
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 199 10.1 8.6 147 7.4 8.1 +52
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 138 7.0 7.5 139 7.0 7.6 -1
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 134 6.8 9.1 154 7.8 9.6 -20
Young workforce (25 to 34) 167 8.5 10.7 195 9.8 10.9 -28
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 411 20.8 20.0 418 21.0 20.5 -7
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 232 11.7 13.4 247 12.4 13.6 -15
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 241 12.2 11.5 277 13.9 11.4 -36
Seniors (70 to 84) 300 15.2 10.4 240 12.1 9.5 +60
Elderly aged (85 and over) 30 1.5 3.4 15 0.8 3.1 +15
Total1,975100.0100.01,986100.0100.0-11
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 Glenalta in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 23.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 28.9% 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 Glenalta and City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (15.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (8.5% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (1.5% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Glenalta's population decreased by 11 people (0.6%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.11% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+60 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+52 people)