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Shire of Mundaring

Service age groups

The Shire of Mundaring had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Perth in 2011.

The Age Structure of the Shire of Mundaring 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 Mundaring'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 Mundaring'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 Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,9425.36.61,9265.56.1+16
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)3,3779.28.73,71710.69.1-340
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,3829.37.93,55010.18.6-168
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,2258.810.22,8268.110.3+399
Young workforce (25 to 34)3,3929.314.73,3499.513.4+43
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)8,38222.921.68,53124.322.4-149
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,48415.012.45,34915.213.1+135
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,29011.79.23,2549.38.2+1,036
Seniors (70 to 84)2,5827.17.02,2106.37.3+372
Elderly aged (85 and over)4731.31.63801.11.5+93

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), Greater Perth: 6.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Perth: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Perth: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Perth: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Perth: 14.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Perth: 21.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Perth: 12.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Perth: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Perth: 7.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Perth: 1.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Shire of Mundaring: 5.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Shire of Mundaring: 9.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Shire of Mundaring: 9.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Shire of Mundaring: 8.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Shire of Mundaring: 9.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Shire of Mundaring: 22.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Shire of Mundaring: 15.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Shire of Mundaring: 11.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Shire of Mundaring: 7.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Shire of Mundaring: 1.3%
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 Mundaring: +16 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Shire of Mundaring: -340 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Shire of Mundaring: -168 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Shire of Mundaring: +399 Young workforce (25 to 34), Shire of Mundaring: +43 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Shire of Mundaring: -149 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Shire of Mundaring: +135 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Shire of Mundaring: +1,036 Seniors (70 to 84), Shire of Mundaring: +372 Elderly aged (85 and over), Shire of Mundaring: +93
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 Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth 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, 23.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.3% and 17.8% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (15.0% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (9.3% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.8% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Shire of Mundaring's population increased by 1,437 people (4.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.81% 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) (+1,036 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+399 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+372 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-340 people)

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