North - East Region
Service age groups
North - East Region had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Mitcham in 2016.
The Age Structure of North - East Region provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of North - East 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of North - East Region in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 22.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.0% 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 North - East Region and City of Mitcham were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.7% compared to 13.4%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.5% compared to 7.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.1% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (9.5% compared to 10.7%)
From 2011 to 2016, North - East Region's population increased by 263 people (1.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.24% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+278 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+200 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-119 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-109 people)