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Torrens Park - Lynton

Service age groups

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Torrens Park - Lynton had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Mitcham in 2016.

The Age Structure of Torrens Park - Lynton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Torrens Park - Lynton'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 Torrens Park - Lynton'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
Torrens Park - Lynton - 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) 128 4.6 5.3 120 4.3 5.7 +8
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 204 7.3 8.6 164 5.9 8.1 +40
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 261 9.3 7.5 333 12.0 7.6 -72
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 270 9.6 9.1 301 10.9 9.6 -31
Young workforce (25 to 34) 296 10.5 10.7 267 9.7 10.9 +29
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 490 17.4 20.0 485 17.5 20.5 +5
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 479 17.0 13.4 430 15.6 13.6 +48
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 365 13.0 11.5 347 12.5 11.4 +18
Seniors (70 to 84) 234 8.3 10.4 237 8.6 9.5 -4
Elderly aged (85 and over) 84 3.0 3.4 81 2.9 3.1 +3
Total2,814100.0100.02,769100.0100.0+45
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 Torrens Park - Lynton 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, 21.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.3% 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 Torrens Park - Lynton and City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (17.4% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.3% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Torrens Park - Lynton's population increased by 45 people (1.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.32% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-72 people)