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Hillside

Service age groups

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Hillside had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Brimbank in 2016.

The Age Structure of Hillside provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Hillside'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 Hillside's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

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Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 76 6.5 6.7 97 8.1 6.6 -21
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 126 10.8 8.3 156 13.0 8.7 -30
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 120 10.3 7.1 115 9.6 7.9 +5
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 106 9.1 10.4 86 7.2 10.7 +20
Young workforce (25 to 34) 147 12.6 16.1 217 18.1 15.8 -70
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 305 26.1 20.1 296 24.6 21.0 +9
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 134 11.5 12.3 110 9.2 12.5 +24
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 96 8.2 10.1 79 6.6 9.1 +17
Seniors (70 to 84) 47 4.0 7.3 46 3.8 6.5 +1
Elderly aged (85 and over) 10 0.9 1.5 0 -- 1.2 +10
Total1,167100.0100.01,202100.0100.0-35
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 Hillside in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 27.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.1% and 19.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the age structure of Hillside and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (26.1% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (10.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (12.6% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (4.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hillside's population decreased by 35 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.59% per year over the period.

The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-70 people)