Save Fitzroy Gardens > Declines in child numbers in Postcode 2011, say ABS Census statistics

ABS Census statistics show declines in child numbers in Postcode 2011


Increase? What Increase?

The Council claims, without any proof whatsoever, that there has been an increase of 44.5% in family households in the period 2001-11. Thereby, of course, they are implying big increases in the numbers of children.

The ABS Census statistics of children residing in the 2011 postcode area tell a very different story. These statistics show that have been declines in all age groups (0-4, 4-9-10-14) in the period between the 2001 Census and the latest Census in 2011 and there has been an overall decline of 34% on the 0-14 age group.


ABS Census -Year 2001 - Postcode 2011 (image)

The image above is from a report downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website. It shows the 2001 Census figures for 2011 postcode.

This report shows that in the 2001 Census period there were:
442 childen in the 0-4 age group
361 children in the 5-9 age group
407 children in the 10-14 age group
that is: a total of 1,210 in the 0-14 age group.


ABS Census -Year 2011 - Postcode 2011 (image)

This image is from a report downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website. It shows the 2011 Census figures for 2011 postcode.

This report shows that in the 2011 Census period there were:
430 childen in the 0-4 age group
191 children in the 5-9 age group
174 children in the 10-14 age group
that is: a total of 795 in the 0-14 age group.


Conclusion:

Looking at each age group in turn, there has been in the period from 2001 to 2011 in the 2011 postcode area:
a decline from 442 to 430 in the 0-4 age group
a decline from 361 to 191 in the 5-9 age group
a decline from 407 to 174 in the 10-14 age group
a decline from 1,120 to 795 in the 0-14 age group.

Put in percentage terms, there has been a decline of 34% in the 0-14 age group between 2001 and 2011.





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