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North - East Region

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture North - East Region'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
North - East Region - 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) 1,057 4.8 5.3 1,156 5.3 5.7 -99
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,944 8.9 8.6 1,841 8.5 8.1 +103
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,854 8.5 7.5 1,899 8.8 7.6 -45
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,975 9.0 9.1 2,084 9.6 9.6 -109
Young workforce (25 to 34) 2,076 9.5 10.7 2,051 9.5 10.9 +25
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 4,299 19.6 20.0 4,418 20.4 20.5 -119
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 3,231 14.7 13.4 3,209 14.8 13.6 +22
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 2,722 12.4 11.5 2,444 11.3 11.4 +278
Seniors (70 to 84) 2,000 9.1 10.4 1,800 8.3 9.5 +200
Elderly aged (85 and over) 766 3.5 3.4 759 3.5 3.1 +7
Total21,928100.0100.021,665100.0100.0+263
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)