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Altona - Seaholme

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Altona - Seaholme'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
Altona - Seaholme - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 763 6.0 6.8 665 5.6 6.9 +98
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 965 7.6 8.6 741 6.3 7.9 +224
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 664 5.3 6.1 662 5.6 6.9 +2
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 822 6.5 8.0 859 7.3 8.6 -37
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,674 13.2 14.7 1,609 13.7 14.5 +65
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,922 23.1 22.5 2,643 22.4 23.5 +279
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,656 13.1 13.3 1,572 13.3 12.8 +84
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,403 11.1 9.6 1,369 11.6 8.8 +34
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,427 11.3 8.2 1,297 11.0 8.3 +130
Elderly aged (85 and over) 351 2.8 2.2 362 3.1 1.9 -11
Total12,647100.0100.011,779100.0100.0+868
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)