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Altona Meadows

Service age groups

Altona Meadows had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Hobsons Bay City in 2011.

The Age Structure of Altona Meadows provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Altona Meadows'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 Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1906.46.91,2346.56.6-44
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,3837.47.91,7449.39.0-361
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,3597.36.91,7359.27.6-376
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,99510.78.61,98210.58.4+13
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,85015.214.52,77014.713.9+80
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,19922.423.54,72925.124.5-530
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,64814.112.82,45213.012.0+196
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,7029.18.81,1616.28.0+541
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,1866.38.39365.08.5+250
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2171.21.91040.61.5+113

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Altona Meadows: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Altona Meadows: 7.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Altona Meadows: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Altona Meadows: 10.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Altona Meadows: 15.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Altona Meadows: 22.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Altona Meadows: 14.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Altona Meadows: 9.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Altona Meadows: 6.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Altona Meadows: 1.2%
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), Altona Meadows: -44 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Altona Meadows: -361 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Altona Meadows: -376 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Altona Meadows: +13 Young workforce (25 to 34), Altona Meadows: +80 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Altona Meadows: -530 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Altona Meadows: +196 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Altona Meadows: +541 Seniors (70 to 84), Altona Meadows: +250 Elderly aged (85 and over), Altona Meadows: +113
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 Altona Meadows in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.6% and 19.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The major differences between the age structure of Altona Meadows and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.1% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.4% compared to 23.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Altona Meadows's population decreased by 118 people (0.6%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.13% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+541 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-530 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-376 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-361 people)