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Service age groups

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Orange City had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional NSW in 2016.

The Age Structure of Orange City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Orange City'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 Orange City'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
Orange City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,9817.45.83,0548.06.3-73
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,0109.98.93,6669.69.0+344
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,1747.97.33,4349.08.2-260
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,3118.27.93,4879.28.1-176
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)5,36213.311.04,84612.710.4+516
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)7,67119.018.07,35419.319.5+317
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,89312.113.84,65112.213.9+242
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,23610.513.13,6459.611.9+591
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,7779.411.43,1508.310.3+627
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9212.32.77692.02.3+152

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), Regional NSW: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional NSW: 8.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional NSW: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional NSW: 7.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional NSW: 11.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional NSW: 18.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional NSW: 13.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional NSW: 13.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional NSW: 11.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional NSW: 2.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Orange City: 7.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Orange City: 9.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Orange City: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Orange City: 8.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Orange City: 13.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Orange City: 19.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Orange City: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Orange City: 10.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Orange City: 9.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Orange City: 2.3%
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), Orange City: -73 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Orange City: +344 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Orange City: -260 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Orange City: -176 Young workforce (25 to 34), Orange City: +516 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Orange City: +317 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Orange City: +242 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Orange City: +591 Seniors (70 to 84), Orange City: +627 Elderly aged (85 and over), Orange City: +152
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 Orange City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 25.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.1% and 27.2% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the age structure of Orange City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.3% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (10.5% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (9.4% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (12.1% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Orange City's population increased by 2,280 people (6.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.17% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+627 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+591 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+516 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+344 people)

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