Altona - Seaholme had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Hobsons Bay City in 2016.
The Age Structure of Altona - Seaholme provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Altona - Seaholme'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Altona - Seaholme in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 18.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 20.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.
The major differences between the age structure of Altona - Seaholme and Hobsons Bay City were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.3% compared to 8.2%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.1% compared to 9.6%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.2% compared to 14.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.5% compared to 8.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Altona - Seaholme's population increased by 868 people (7.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.43% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+279 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+224 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+130 people)
- Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+98 people)