Urrbrae - Springfield and District
Service age groups
Urrbrae - Springfield and District had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Mitcham in 2016.
The Age Structure of Urrbrae - Springfield and District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 29.5% 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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District and City of Mitcham were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.4% compared to 13.4%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (13.5% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (7.0% compared to 10.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (16.3% compared to 20.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Urrbrae - Springfield and District's population increased by 2 people (0.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.02% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Urrbrae - Springfield and District between 2011 and 2016.