Saturday, 17 June 2017

Stoney Creek and Australia in the Census

In a recent post I covered a few aspects of the 2011 Census for Carwoola and a couple of other local areas.  After posting about that on the Carwoola Community Facebook page I got a couple of suggestions that I should compare the local areas with Australia and should show information about the locality of Primrose Valley.

To deal with the second issue first, Primrose Valley with Carwoola and Hoskinstown makes up the catchment area of the Stoney Creek Gazette and I have in past posted some analysis which does show the Valley.  For my more recent effort I didn't do that as I was experiencing difficulties with Table Builder.

However I haven't done a direct comparison of Stoney Creek with Australia.  So here are a few charts comparing Stoney Creek (including Primrose Valley) compared with Australia.  For the age profiles it would get too messy to show the components of Stoney Creek separately.

The first chart shows the Age profiles, for 10 year groups for females in Stoney Creek and Australia.  I have added a trend line to smooth out the pattern.
 This shows both by the bars and the trend  line that a much higher proportion of the Stoney Creek female population are in the 40 -59 year age groups and much lower proportions in the 20 -39 and 70+ groups.  The situation of the 10 -19 females in interesting since the very low proportion of 20-29 year old females drags the trend line around to not reflect the relatively high proportion of 10 - 19 year old females.

The pattern is approximately the same for males.
 The 40-49 age group is not so much over-represented for males in Stony Creek but the 60-69 group is a little higher.  Also, the 20-29 age group does not show such a large reduction.

For sex ratios (ie males per hundred females) Stoney Creek as a whole is higher than Australia.
In this case I have shown the three components of StoneyCreek which reveals the interesting situation that Carwoola is very above Australia, while the other two areas are only slightly above the Australian value.

Again comments on why this is so are welcome.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

This is really interesting Martin. I would have predicted more in the 30-39 years age group. Perhaps it is a question of affordability. It is nice to see such high numbers in the older age groups 50-59 and 60-69. Even though it is harder to live on a rural residential block as you get older, people appear to be choosing to stay. Thanks very much for the post.
Sandra

Flabmeister said...

Thanks Sandra