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Hobsons Bay City

Service age groups

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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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

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
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6,0626.86.45,7486.96.5+314
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)7,6098.68.56,5907.98.4+1,019
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)5,4346.16.75,7776.97.3-343
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7,0778.010.07,2278.610.1-150
Young workforce (25 to 34)13,09314.716.312,18014.515.4+913
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)19,95522.521.119,70423.522.0+251
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)11,82213.311.910,72612.812.1+1,096
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8,5289.69.37,3668.89.0+1,162
Seniors (70 to 84)7,2388.27.76,9218.37.4+317
Elderly aged (85 and over)1,9522.22.01,6221.91.8+330
Total88,770100.0100.083,861100.0100.0+4,909
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 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 and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (13.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (22.5% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (8.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (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)

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