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Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt'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
Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt - 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) 204 5.9 5.3 207 6.1 5.7 -4
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 349 10.1 8.6 359 10.5 8.1 -10
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 273 7.9 7.5 322 9.4 7.6 -49
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 314 9.1 9.1 245 7.2 9.6 +69
Young workforce (25 to 34) 269 7.8 10.7 276 8.1 10.9 -7
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 731 21.2 20.0 797 23.3 20.5 -67
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 494 14.3 13.4 454 13.3 13.6 +39
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 422 12.3 11.5 507 14.8 11.4 -85
Seniors (70 to 84) 337 9.8 10.4 238 7.0 9.5 +99
Elderly aged (85 and over) 48 1.4 3.4 20 0.6 3.1 +28
Total3,444100.0100.03,431100.0100.0+13
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)