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Newport East

Five year age groups

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There were 75 people over the age of 85 living in Newport East in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Newport East provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Newport East'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 Newport East'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
Newport East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
0 to 42947735187-56
5 to 9355863178638
10 to 14295752145681
15 to 19246652356611
20 to 242045621556-11
25 to 291934720257-9
30 to 3425268249673
35 to 393247839398-69
40 to 444211084211080
45 to 494241073508875
50 to 54358873368722
55 to 59288762696619
60 to 64214551724542
65 to 69165441163449
70 to 7410823872321
75 to 7965238323-17
80 to 847922481231
85 and over75229722-22
Total population4,3691001004,163100100206
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 Newport East in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.3% 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 Newport East and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (9.7% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (9.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.4% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.8% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Newport East's population increased by 206 people (4.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.97% per year over the period.

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

  • 10 to 14 (+81 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+75 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-69 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (-56 persons)

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