Ever wonder why day-care always seems to be booked out in the exact age group you're looking at? Or you can never get formula?
You've probably got a child in Dubbo's most common gender and age group, males aged between zero and four and there is a high chance their mum's age is between 25 and 29.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2018 there were 2043 male babies living in the Dubbo Local Government Area and 1998 females aged between 25 and 29.
These were the most populated demographics for the two genders. According to ABS there were 500 more females than males living in Dubbo at the time.
See how the different ages are broken down in males and females.
This break up of genders is quite common according to the Director National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra, Dr Robert Tanton.
"There will always tend to be a 50/50 gender split in any area, so it isn't surprising this is the case in a lot of the regional towns in western NSW," he said.
"The towns where there is a higher proportion of babies are the places where there is a higher proportion of people aged 25-40, the age where most couples start having a family. These also tend to be places where there is more work, with a growth in employment in the areas of health and aged care services in many regional areas over the last 10 years."
So the next time you see a mum in her 20s of a boy toddler around Dubbo, perhaps that is why.
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