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Service age groups

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Wollondilly Shire had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2016.

The Age Structure of Wollondilly Shire provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Wollondilly Shire'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 Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3,3136.86.43,1727.36.8+141
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)5,21910.88.84,79811.18.7+421
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,2698.86.93,9909.27.4+279
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,1968.69.63,8949.09.5+302
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)5,70611.816.14,65510.815.4+1,051
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)10,07320.821.19,70622.421.9+367
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)6,47113.312.25,91013.712.2+561
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5,19210.79.54,1559.69.0+1,037
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,4217.17.52,5165.87.2+905
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6521.32.04631.11.8+189

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), Greater Sydney: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Sydney: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Sydney: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Sydney: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Sydney: 16.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Sydney: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Sydney: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Sydney: 9.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Sydney: 7.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Sydney: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Wollondilly Shire: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wollondilly Shire: 10.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wollondilly Shire: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wollondilly Shire: 8.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Wollondilly Shire: 11.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wollondilly Shire: 20.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wollondilly Shire: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wollondilly Shire: 10.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Wollondilly Shire: 7.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Wollondilly Shire: 1.3%
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), Wollondilly Shire: +141 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wollondilly Shire: +421 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wollondilly Shire: +279 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wollondilly Shire: +302 Young workforce (25 to 34), Wollondilly Shire: +1,051 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wollondilly Shire: +367 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wollondilly Shire: +561 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wollondilly Shire: +1,037 Seniors (70 to 84), Wollondilly Shire: +905 Elderly aged (85 and over), Wollondilly Shire: +189
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 26.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.8% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (10.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (11.8% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Wollondilly Shire's population increased by 5,253 people (12.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.32% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,051 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,037 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+905 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+561 people)

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