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Hobsons Bay City

Service age groups

Hobsons Bay City had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,7486.96.55,3476.66.3+401
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)6,5907.98.47,3399.08.8-749
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5,7776.97.36,1697.67.8-392
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7,2278.610.16,8698.410.1+358
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)12,18014.515.411,34613.914.8+834
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)19,70423.522.019,92024.522.7-216
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)10,72612.812.19,80412.012.2+922
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7,3668.89.06,5318.08.1+835
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)6,9218.37.46,9238.57.6-2
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,6221.91.81,2031.51.6+419

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hobsons Bay City: 14.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hobsons Bay City: 23.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hobsons Bay City: 12.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hobsons Bay City: 8.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Hobsons Bay City: 8.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hobsons Bay City: 1.9%
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 - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hobsons Bay City: +401 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hobsons Bay City: -749 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hobsons Bay City: -392 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hobsons Bay City: +358 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hobsons Bay City: +834 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hobsons Bay City: -216 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hobsons Bay City: +922 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hobsons Bay City: +835 Seniors (70 to 84), Hobsons Bay City: -2 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hobsons Bay City: +419
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 service age groups of Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower 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, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (23.5% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.5% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hobsons Bay City's population increased by 2,410 people (3.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.58% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+922 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+835 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+834 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-749 people)