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Urrbrae - Springfield and District

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - 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) 59 3.6 5.3 42 2.5 5.7 +18
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 108 6.6 8.6 123 7.4 8.1 -14
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 160 9.7 7.5 145 8.8 7.6 +15
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 164 9.9 9.1 167 10.1 9.6 -3
Young workforce (25 to 34) 116 7.0 10.7 103 6.2 10.9 +14
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 270 16.3 20.0 306 18.5 20.5 -36
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 288 17.4 13.4 268 16.2 13.6 +20
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 226 13.7 11.5 246 14.9 11.4 -20
Seniors (70 to 84) 224 13.5 10.4 206 12.5 9.5 +18
Elderly aged (85 and over) 37 2.3 3.4 48 2.9 3.1 -10
Total1,656100.0100.01,654100.0100.0+3
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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.