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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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,2525.65.71,0764.95.3+176
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,8498.38.11,9558.98.2-106
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,7677.97.61,7938.27.8-26
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,7697.99.61,8198.39.9-50
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,9398.710.92,0749.510.8-135
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,82821.720.54,68021.421.4+148
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,13814.113.63,55316.214.1-415
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,13614.111.42,52511.59.5+611
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,0879.49.51,8968.710.1+191
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5332.43.14992.32.9+34

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Mitcham: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Mitcham: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Mitcham: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Mitcham: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Mitcham: 10.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Mitcham: 20.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Mitcham: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Mitcham: 11.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Mitcham: 9.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Mitcham: 3.1% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hills Region: 5.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hills Region: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hills Region: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hills Region: 7.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hills Region: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hills Region: 21.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hills Region: 14.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hills Region: 14.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Hills Region: 9.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hills Region: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hills Region: +176 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hills Region: -106 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hills Region: -26 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hills Region: -50 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hills Region: -135 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hills Region: +148 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hills Region: -415 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hills Region: +611 Seniors (70 to 84), Hills Region: +191 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hills Region: +34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 21.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 24.0% 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 'Empty nesters and retirees' (14.1% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (21.7% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (7.9% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hills Region's population increased by 427 people (2.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.39% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+611 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-415 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+191 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+176 people)