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Altona Meadows

Five year age groups

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There were 338 people over the age of 85 living in Altona Meadows in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,1876.26.81,1906.46.9-3
5 to 91,0825.66.49605.15.6+122
10 to 149635.05.21,0805.85.6-117
15 to 191,0425.45.21,2526.75.8-210
20 to 241,2586.55.81,4457.76.3-187
25 to 291,5277.96.91,4747.97.1+53
30 to 341,5788.27.81,3767.37.4+202
35 to 391,2886.77.61,4057.57.9-117
40 to 441,2746.67.61,3687.38.0-94
45 to 491,3707.17.31,4267.67.5-56
50 to 541,4067.36.91,4958.07.0-89
55 to 591,3757.16.41,1536.25.8+222
60 to 641,1095.85.21,0745.75.0+35
65 to 699955.24.46283.43.8+367
70 to 746363.33.35332.83.2+103
75 to 794492.32.74032.22.9+46
80 to 843541.82.22501.32.2+104
85 and over3381.82.22171.21.9+121
Total population19,231100.0100.018,729100.0100.0+502
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 five year age groups of Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 16.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.4% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.4% and 14.8% 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 25 to 29 (7.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (6.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (6.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.6% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Altona Meadows's population increased by 502 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.53% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 65 to 69 (+367 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+222 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (-210 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+202 persons)