City of Hobsons BayCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

Hobsons Bay City

Service age groups

census-message-logo

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

Hobsons Bay City had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2016.

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 an indicator of Hobsons Bay City's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6,0626.86.45,7486.96.5+314
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7,6098.68.56,5907.98.4+1,019
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5,4346.16.75,7776.97.3-343
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7,0778.010.07,2278.610.1-150
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)13,09314.716.312,18014.515.4+913
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)19,95522.521.119,70423.522.0+251
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)11,82213.311.910,72612.812.1+1,096
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8,5289.69.37,3668.89.0+1,162
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)7,2388.27.76,9218.37.4+317
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,9522.22.01,6221.91.8+330

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

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hobsons Bay City: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hobsons Bay City: 6.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hobsons Bay City: 8.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hobsons Bay City: 14.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hobsons Bay City: 22.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hobsons Bay City: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hobsons Bay City: 9.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Hobsons Bay City: 8.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hobsons Bay City: 2.2%
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 - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hobsons Bay City: +314 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hobsons Bay City: +1,019 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hobsons Bay City: -343 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hobsons Bay City: -150 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hobsons Bay City: +913 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hobsons Bay City: +251 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hobsons Bay City: +1,096 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hobsons Bay City: +1,162 Seniors (70 to 84), Hobsons Bay City: +317 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hobsons Bay City: +330
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 service age groups of Hobsons Bay City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.5% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.7% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hobsons Bay City's population increased by 4,909 people (5.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.14% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,162 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,096 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+1,019 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+913 people)

v17.07.21-1.0.0