Service age groups
Mount Helena had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Shire of Mundaring in 2016.
The Age Structure of Mount Helena provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Mount Helena'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 Mount Helena in 2016 compared to Shire of Mundaring shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 25.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 23.1% respectively for Shire of Mundaring.
The major differences between the age structure of Mount Helena and Shire of Mundaring were:
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.3% compared to 7.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (6.4% compared to 5.0%)
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (9.9% compared to 8.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (6.9% compared to 8.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, Mount Helena's population increased by 10 people (0.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.06% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-120 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+91 people)