Current Age Profile

The area surrounding the church has an unusually high percentage of the population aged in their late twenties and early thirties.  The church membership does not reflect this entirely however. The church is attracting a lot of people aged between 20 and 24 with another cluster in their late fifties and early sixties.  The church may be pleased to be attracting a younger patronage but likewise concerned it is not as effective with the main age group of the area.

The second graph (accessed by clicking the bottom square on the left) compares the local age range with the larger areas of Melbourne and Australia. The third graph drills down to suburb level and shows there is still considerable age variation between those in the surrounding area. These numbers are also presented in the table further below.


Percentage age mix of church members and community

The church has identified it has capacity to help with young mothers and families, especially those with children under five years old.  The chart below maps the percentage of such babies and toddlers in the surrounding area.  It can be seen in the chart below there are many more younger families South of the church and this would thus be an ideal spot to target activities (assuming there is unfulfilled need). 

Mapping the percentage of under 5 year olds in the surronding localities

A good next step would be overlaying this data with information from the charities database to see what existing services are being offered in this area.  St Saviours in that case could then focus its activities in areas on unfulfilled need.