Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Mitcham in 2016.
The Age Structure of Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 24.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.5% 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 Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt and City of Mitcham were:
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.1% compared to 8.6%)
- A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (21.2% compared to 20.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (7.8% compared to 10.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (1.4% compared to 3.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt's population increased by 13 people (0.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.08% 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) (+99 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (-85 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+69 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-67 people)