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Hobsons Bay City

Five year age groups

There were 1,622 people over the age of 85 living in Hobsons Bay City in 2011, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of Hobsons Bay City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Hobsons Bay City's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture Hobsons Bay City'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 - Five year age groups
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 45,7486.96.55,3476.66.3+401
5 to 94,7375.66.05,1906.46.3-453
10 to 144,7145.65.95,2656.56.4-551
15 to 194,8805.86.34,9826.16.7-102
20 to 245,2636.37.54,9406.17.4+323
25 to 295,9587.17.95,0596.27.1+899
30 to 346,2227.47.56,2877.77.7-65
35 to 396,6497.97.56,8908.57.9-241
40 to 446,7308.07.56,7498.37.5-19
45 to 496,3257.56.96,2817.77.2+44
50 to 545,8587.06.45,1616.36.4+697
55 to 594,8685.85.64,6435.75.9+225
60 to 644,2165.05.13,4814.34.5+735
65 to 693,1503.83.93,0503.73.6+100
70 to 742,7033.23.02,7563.43.0-53
75 to 792,3972.92.42,4012.92.6-4
80 to 841,8212.22.01,7662.22.0+55
85 and over1,6221.91.81,2131.51.6+409

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 85 and over, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% 80 to 84, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% 75 to 79, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% 70 to 74, Hobsons Bay City: 3.2% 65 to 69, Hobsons Bay City: 3.8% 60 to 64, Hobsons Bay City: 5.0% 55 to 59, Hobsons Bay City: 5.8% 50 to 54, Hobsons Bay City: 7.0% 45 to 49, Hobsons Bay City: 7.5% 40 to 44, Hobsons Bay City: 8.0% 35 to 39, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% 30 to 34, Hobsons Bay City: 7.4% 25 to 29, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% 20 to 24, Hobsons Bay City: 6.3% 15 to 19, Hobsons Bay City: 5.8% 10 to 14, Hobsons Bay City: 5.6% 5 to 9, Hobsons Bay City: 5.6% 0 to 4, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9%
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 - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Hobsons Bay City: +409 80 to 84, Hobsons Bay City: +55 75 to 79, Hobsons Bay City: -4 70 to 74, Hobsons Bay City: -53 65 to 69, Hobsons Bay City: +100 60 to 64, Hobsons Bay City: +735 55 to 59, Hobsons Bay City: +225 50 to 54, Hobsons Bay City: +697 45 to 49, Hobsons Bay City: +44 40 to 44, Hobsons Bay City: -19 35 to 39, Hobsons Bay City: -241 30 to 34, Hobsons Bay City: -65 25 to 29, Hobsons Bay City: +899 20 to 24, Hobsons Bay City: +323 15 to 19, Hobsons Bay City: -102 10 to 14, Hobsons Bay City: -551 5 to 9, Hobsons Bay City: -453 0 to 4, Hobsons Bay City: +401
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 five year age groups of Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 13.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (7.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (7.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (7.1% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hobsons Bay City's population increased by 2,400 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.58% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+899 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+735 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+697 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-551 persons)