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Shire of Morawa

Service age groups

The Shire of Morawa had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional WA in 2011.

The Age Structure of the Shire of Morawa provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the Shire of Morawa'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 the Shire of Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)616.87.2465.67.2+15
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)10411.69.910612.911.0-2
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)13415.08.012815.68.9+6
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)566.37.9485.87.9+8
Young workforce (25 to 34)788.713.7637.713.1+15
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)18921.122.518522.523.4+4
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)11012.313.78210.013.2+28
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)768.59.58310.18.3-7
Seniors (70 to 84)677.56.4637.76.1+4
Elderly aged (85 and over)192.11.2192.31.10

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), Regional WA: 7.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional WA: 9.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional WA: 8.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional WA: 7.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional WA: 13.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional WA: 22.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional WA: 13.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional WA: 9.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional WA: 6.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional WA: 1.2% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Shire of Morawa: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Shire of Morawa: 11.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Shire of Morawa: 15.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Shire of Morawa: 6.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Shire of Morawa: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Shire of Morawa: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Shire of Morawa: 12.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Shire of Morawa: 8.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Shire of Morawa: 7.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Shire of Morawa: 2.1%
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), Shire of Morawa: +15 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Shire of Morawa: -2 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Shire of Morawa: +6 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Shire of Morawa: +8 Young workforce (25 to 34), Shire of Morawa: +15 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Shire of Morawa: +4 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Shire of Morawa: +28 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Shire of Morawa: -7 Seniors (70 to 84), Shire of Morawa: +4 Elderly aged (85 and over), Shire of Morawa: 0
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 the Shire of Morawa in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 33.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 25.2% and 17.1% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (15.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (11.6% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.7% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (6.3% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Shire of Morawa's population increased by 71 people (8.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.67% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2006 and 2011.

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