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Warringah Council area

Service age groups

Warringah Council area had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2011.

The Age Structure of Warringah Council area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Warringah Council area'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 Warringah Council area'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
Warringah Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)10,2147.36.89,1326.86.6+1,082
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)13,0289.38.711,7698.89.1+1,259
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9,8927.07.49,3647.07.9+528
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,1867.29.510,3617.79.9-175
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)18,06912.815.419,29114.415.3-1,222
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)34,06924.221.931,25923.422.5+2,810
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)16,54611.812.215,80111.812.2+745
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)12,9009.29.011,8568.97.8+1,044
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)11,9618.57.211,7358.87.3+226
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,8762.81.83,2412.41.6+635

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 Sydney: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Sydney: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Sydney: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Sydney: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Sydney: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Sydney: 21.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Sydney: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Sydney: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Sydney: 7.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Sydney: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Warringah Council area: 7.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Warringah Council area: 9.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Warringah Council area: 7.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Warringah Council area: 7.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Warringah Council area: 12.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Warringah Council area: 24.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Warringah Council area: 11.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Warringah Council area: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Warringah Council area: 8.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Warringah Council area: 2.8%
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), Warringah Council area: +1,082 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Warringah Council area: +1,259 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Warringah Council area: +528 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Warringah Council area: -175 Young workforce (25 to 34), Warringah Council area: -1,222 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Warringah Council area: +2,810 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Warringah Council area: +745 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Warringah Council area: +1,044 Seniors (70 to 84), Warringah Council area: +226 Elderly aged (85 and over), Warringah Council area: +635
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 Warringah Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 23.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.9% and 18.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of Warringah Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.2% compared to 21.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.5% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (7.2% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Warringah Council area's population increased by 6,932 people (5.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.02% 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) (+2,810 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+1,259 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-1,222 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+1,082 people)

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