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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,3477.66.67946.26.1+553
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,95711.08.71,49911.69.1+458
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,6609.47.91,38210.78.6+278
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,6229.110.29217.110.3+701
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,06211.614.71,31110.213.4+751
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,27724.121.63,32525.822.4+952
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,22412.512.41,89114.713.1+333
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,6289.29.21,0978.58.2+531
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8484.87.05784.57.3+270
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1210.71.6960.71.5+25

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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 24.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7%
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: +553 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +458 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +278 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +701 Young workforce (25 to 34), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +751 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +952 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +333 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +531 Seniors (70 to 84), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +270 Elderly aged (85 and over), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +25
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Greater Perth 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, 28.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.6% 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.1% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (11.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (11.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (4.8% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's population increased by 4,852 people (37.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.6% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+952 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+751 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+701 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+553 people)

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