Service age groups
Hampton had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Bayside 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Hampton in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower 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 23.0% and 25.2% respectively for City of Bayside.
The major differences between the age structure of Hampton and City of Bayside were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (16.0% compared to 14.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.3% compared to 8.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.4% compared to 9.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (2.3% compared to 3.7%)
From 2001 to 2016, Hampton's population increased by 1,874 people (16.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.02% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2001 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+703 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+661 people)
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+315 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+261 people)