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Altona Meadows

Five year age groups

There were 217 people over the age of 85 living in Altona Meadows in 2011, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of Altona Meadows provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Altona Meadows'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 Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,1906.46.91,2346.56.6-44
5 to 99605.15.61,2076.46.4-247
10 to 141,0805.85.61,3927.46.5-312
15 to 191,2526.75.81,4387.66.1-186
20 to 241,4457.76.31,4247.66.1+21
25 to 291,4747.97.11,3016.96.2+173
30 to 341,3767.37.41,4697.87.7-93
35 to 391,4057.57.91,5538.28.5-148
40 to 441,3687.38.01,5918.48.3-223
45 to 491,4267.67.51,5858.47.7-159
50 to 541,4958.07.01,2796.86.3+216
55 to 591,1536.25.81,1736.25.7-20
60 to 641,0745.75.06543.54.3+420
65 to 696283.43.85072.73.7+121
70 to 745332.83.24752.53.4+58
75 to 794032.22.92761.52.9+127
80 to 842501.32.21851.02.2+65
85 and over2171.21.91040.61.5+113

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, 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% 85 and over, Altona Meadows: 1.2% 80 to 84, Altona Meadows: 1.3% 75 to 79, Altona Meadows: 2.2% 70 to 74, Altona Meadows: 2.8% 65 to 69, Altona Meadows: 3.4% 60 to 64, Altona Meadows: 5.7% 55 to 59, Altona Meadows: 6.2% 50 to 54, Altona Meadows: 8.0% 45 to 49, Altona Meadows: 7.6% 40 to 44, Altona Meadows: 7.3% 35 to 39, Altona Meadows: 7.5% 30 to 34, Altona Meadows: 7.3% 25 to 29, Altona Meadows: 7.9% 20 to 24, Altona Meadows: 7.7% 15 to 19, Altona Meadows: 6.7% 10 to 14, Altona Meadows: 5.8% 5 to 9, Altona Meadows: 5.1% 0 to 4, Altona Meadows: 6.4%
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 - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Altona Meadows: +113 80 to 84, Altona Meadows: +65 75 to 79, Altona Meadows: +127 70 to 74, Altona Meadows: +58 65 to 69, Altona Meadows: +121 60 to 64, Altona Meadows: +420 55 to 59, Altona Meadows: -20 50 to 54, Altona Meadows: +216 45 to 49, Altona Meadows: -159 40 to 44, Altona Meadows: -223 35 to 39, Altona Meadows: -148 30 to 34, Altona Meadows: -93 25 to 29, Altona Meadows: +173 20 to 24, Altona Meadows: +21 15 to 19, Altona Meadows: -186 10 to 14, Altona Meadows: -312 5 to 9, Altona Meadows: -247 0 to 4, Altona Meadows: -44
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 Altona Meadows in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.1% and 13.9% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The major differences between the age structure of Altona Meadows and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.7% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (8.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (6.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (1.3% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Altona Meadows's population decreased by 118 people (0.6%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.13% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+420 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-312 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (-247 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-223 persons)