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St Marys

Service age groups

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St Marys 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 St Marys provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of St Marys'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 St Marys'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
St Marys - 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) 196 7.1 5.3 187 7.0 5.7 +9
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 235 8.5 8.6 222 8.3 8.1 +13
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 163 5.9 7.5 133 4.9 7.6 +30
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 268 9.7 9.1 279 10.4 9.6 -11
Young workforce (25 to 34) 541 19.6 10.7 541 20.1 10.9 0
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 579 21.0 20.0 571 21.2 20.5 +8
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 304 11.0 13.4 258 9.6 13.6 +46
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 194 7.0 11.5 202 7.5 11.4 -8
Seniors (70 to 84) 218 7.9 10.4 225 8.4 9.5 -7
Elderly aged (85 and over) 58 2.1 3.4 72 2.7 3.1 -14
Total2,756100.0100.02,690100.0100.0+66
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 St Marys in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar 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, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.1% 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 St Marys and City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (19.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (7.0% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (11.0% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, St Marys's population increased by 66 people (2.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.49% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in St Marys between 2011 and 2016.