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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 the 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.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Total population

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
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,0574.85.31,1565.35.7-99
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,9448.98.61,8418.58.1+103
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,8548.57.51,8998.87.6-45
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,9759.09.12,0849.69.6-109
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,0769.510.72,0519.510.9+25
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,29919.620.04,41820.420.5-119
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,23114.713.43,20914.813.6+22
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,72212.411.52,44411.311.4+278
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,0009.110.41,8008.39.5+200
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)7663.53.47593.53.1+7

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), North - East Region: 4.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), North - East Region: 8.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), North - East Region: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), North - East Region: 9.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), North - East Region: 9.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), North - East Region: 19.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), North - East Region: 14.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), North - East Region: 12.4% Seniors (70 to 84), North - East Region: 9.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), North - East Region: 3.5%
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), North - East Region: -99 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), North - East Region: +103 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), North - East Region: -45 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), North - East Region: -109 Young workforce (25 to 34), North - East Region: +25 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), North - East Region: -119 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), North - East Region: +22 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), North - East Region: +278 Seniors (70 to 84), North - East Region: +200 Elderly aged (85 and over), North - East Region: +7
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 North - East Region in 2016 compared to the 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 the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the age structure of North - East Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.7% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (9.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (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)

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