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Altona North

Five year age groups

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There were 490 people over the age of 85 living in Altona North in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Altona North 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 North'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 North'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Altona North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
0 to 49327.76.87696.76.9+163
5 to 97466.16.46425.65.6+105
10 to 145734.75.26585.75.6-86
15 to 196335.25.26355.55.8-3
20 to 246835.65.86115.36.3+72
25 to 298497.06.99107.97.1-61
30 to 341,0098.37.88517.47.4+158
35 to 399287.67.68317.27.9+97
40 to 448406.97.67306.38.0+110
45 to 497356.07.35945.27.5+141
50 to 545644.66.95684.97.0-4
55 to 595304.46.45074.45.8+23
60 to 644904.05.25424.75.0-53
65 to 694844.04.45324.63.8-48
70 to 745424.53.36635.83.2-121
75 to 795844.82.76545.72.9-71
80 to 845364.42.24113.62.2+125
85 and over4904.02.23923.41.9+98

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% 80 to 84, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% 75 to 79, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% 70 to 74, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% 65 to 69, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% 60 to 64, Hobsons Bay City: 5.2% 55 to 59, Hobsons Bay City: 6.4% 50 to 54, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% 45 to 49, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% 40 to 44, Hobsons Bay City: 7.6% 35 to 39, Hobsons Bay City: 7.6% 30 to 34, Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% 25 to 29, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% 20 to 24, Hobsons Bay City: 5.8% 15 to 19, Hobsons Bay City: 5.2% 10 to 14, Hobsons Bay City: 5.2% 5 to 9, Hobsons Bay City: 6.4% 0 to 4, Hobsons Bay City: 6.8% 85 and over, Altona North: 4.0% 80 to 84, Altona North: 4.4% 75 to 79, Altona North: 4.8% 70 to 74, Altona North: 4.5% 65 to 69, Altona North: 4.0% 60 to 64, Altona North: 4.0% 55 to 59, Altona North: 4.4% 50 to 54, Altona North: 4.6% 45 to 49, Altona North: 6.0% 40 to 44, Altona North: 6.9% 35 to 39, Altona North: 7.6% 30 to 34, Altona North: 8.3% 25 to 29, Altona North: 7.0% 20 to 24, Altona North: 5.6% 15 to 19, Altona North: 5.2% 10 to 14, Altona North: 4.7% 5 to 9, Altona North: 6.1% 0 to 4, Altona North: 7.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Altona North: +98 80 to 84, Altona North: +125 75 to 79, Altona North: -71 70 to 74, Altona North: -121 65 to 69, Altona North: -48 60 to 64, Altona North: -53 55 to 59, Altona North: +23 50 to 54, Altona North: -4 45 to 49, Altona North: +141 40 to 44, Altona North: +110 35 to 39, Altona North: +97 30 to 34, Altona North: +158 25 to 29, Altona North: -61 20 to 24, Altona North: +72 15 to 19, Altona North: -3 10 to 14, Altona North: -86 5 to 9, Altona North: +105 0 to 4, Altona North: +163
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 North in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 18.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 21.7% 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 North and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (4.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (4.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (4.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (4.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Altona North's population increased by 645 people (5.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.1% per year over the period.

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

  • 0 to 4 (+163 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+158 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+141 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+125 persons)

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