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Hallam had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Casey in 2011.

The Age Structure of Hallam provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Hallam'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 Hallam'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
Hallam - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6956.87.96246.57.8+71
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8688.410.69469.811.7-78
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9289.09.47978.39.8+131
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,08010.59.71,09411.39.5-14
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,52414.814.41,29713.414.6+227
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,11420.623.22,17222.524.1-58
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,40113.611.71,34313.911.2+58
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8458.27.26396.66.0+206
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)6746.65.05966.24.6+78
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1471.41.01431.50.7+4

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 Casey: 7.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Casey: 10.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Casey: 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Casey: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Casey: 14.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Casey: 23.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Casey: 11.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Casey: 7.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Casey: 5.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Casey: 1.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hallam: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hallam: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hallam: 9.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hallam: 10.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hallam: 14.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hallam: 20.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hallam: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hallam: 8.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Hallam: 6.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hallam: 1.4%
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), Hallam: +71 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hallam: -78 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hallam: +131 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hallam: -14 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hallam: +227 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hallam: -58 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hallam: +58 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hallam: +206 Seniors (70 to 84), Hallam: +78 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hallam: +4
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 Hallam in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 27.9% and 13.2% respectively for the City of Casey.

The major differences between the age structure of Hallam and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.6% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (6.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.6% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (8.4% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hallam's population increased by 624 people (6.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.26% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+227 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+206 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+131 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-78 people)