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Hampton had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Victoria in 2016.

The Age Structure of Hampton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Hampton'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 Hampton'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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Hampton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6995.36.38046.46.4-105
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,38210.48.61,42911.48.5-47
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,2349.36.91,0688.57.5+166
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,0227.79.59647.79.6+58
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,0307.815.09057.214.2+125
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,94122.220.43,04724.421.4-106
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,11816.012.41,78314.312.5+334
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,40310.610.31,27910.29.7+123
Seniors (70 to 84)1,1118.48.59437.58.1+168
Elderly aged (85 and over)3032.32.22822.32.0+21
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Hampton in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 25.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 21.0% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the age structure of Hampton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (16.0% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (7.8% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hampton's population increased by 738 people (5.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.15% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+334 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+168 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+166 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+125 people)

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