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Hawthorn East had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Boroondara in 2011.

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

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Hawthorn East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6865.45.17465.95.5-60
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)8957.18.58536.78.5+42
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)7415.98.17115.68.2+30
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,54512.311.11,77114.011.1-225
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,75821.912.82,56920.312.4+189
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,54320.220.92,63020.721.9-87
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,37911.013.21,46111.513.2-82
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)9957.99.49227.37.9+73
Seniors (70 to 84)7816.27.97686.18.4+12
Elderly aged (85 and over)2652.12.92482.02.7+17

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Boroondara: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Boroondara: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Boroondara: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Boroondara: 11.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Boroondara: 12.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Boroondara: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Boroondara: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Boroondara: 9.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Boroondara: 7.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Boroondara: 2.9% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hawthorn East: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hawthorn East: 7.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hawthorn East: 5.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hawthorn East: 12.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hawthorn East: 21.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hawthorn East: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hawthorn East: 11.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hawthorn East: 7.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Hawthorn East: 6.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hawthorn East: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hawthorn East: -60 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hawthorn East: +42 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hawthorn East: +30 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hawthorn East: -225 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hawthorn East: +189 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hawthorn East: -87 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hawthorn East: -82 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hawthorn East: +73 Seniors (70 to 84), Hawthorn East: +12 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hawthorn East: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Hawthorn East in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 18.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 20.2% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between the age structure of Hawthorn East and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (21.9% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (5.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.0% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hawthorn East's population decreased by 90 people (0.7%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.14% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-225 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+189 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-87 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-82 people)