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Hills Region

Service age groups

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Hills Region had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Mitcham in 2016.

The Age Structure of Hills Region provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Hills Region'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 Hills Region's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,2605.45.31,2515.65.7+9
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,0288.78.61,8488.38.1+180
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,8007.77.51,7667.97.6+34
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,9088.29.11,7697.99.6+139
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,9718.510.71,9388.710.9+33
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,73020.320.04,82821.720.5-98
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,16613.613.43,13814.113.6+28
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,96612.711.53,13514.111.4-169
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,78512.010.42,0869.49.5+699
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6702.93.45322.43.1+138

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Mitcham: 5.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Mitcham: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Mitcham: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Mitcham: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Mitcham: 10.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Mitcham: 20.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Mitcham: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Mitcham: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Mitcham: 10.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Mitcham: 3.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hills Region: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hills Region: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hills Region: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hills Region: 8.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hills Region: 8.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hills Region: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hills Region: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hills Region: 12.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Hills Region: 12.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hills Region: 2.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hills Region: +9 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hills Region: +180 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hills Region: +34 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hills Region: +139 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hills Region: +33 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hills Region: -98 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hills Region: +28 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hills Region: -169 Seniors (70 to 84), Hills Region: +699 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hills Region: +138
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Hills Region in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar 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, 21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 25.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the age structure of Hills Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (12.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.5% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.2% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hills Region's population increased by 993 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.88% 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) (+699 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+180 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (-169 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+139 people)

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