Service age groups
Hampton had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Highett Activity Centre 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?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Hampton in 2016 compared to Highett Activity Centre shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 25.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.0% and 16.7% respectively for Highett Activity Centre.
The major differences between the age structure of Hampton and Highett Activity Centre were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (15.9% compared to 12.6%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.6% compared to 6.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (7.9% compared to 15.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (21.9% compared to 25.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, Hampton's population increased by 649 people (5.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.04% 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) (+309 people)
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+149 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+133 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+127 people)