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Altona Meadows

Service age groups

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Altona Meadows had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Hobsons Bay City in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1876.26.81,1906.46.9-3
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,4697.78.61,3837.47.9+86
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1436.06.11,3597.36.9-216
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,6838.88.01,99510.78.6-312
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,09316.114.72,85015.214.5+243
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,93720.622.54,19922.423.5-262
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,78214.513.32,64814.112.8+134
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,10511.09.61,7029.18.8+403
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,4207.48.21,1866.38.3+234
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3381.82.22171.21.9+121

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hobsons Bay City: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hobsons Bay City: 6.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hobsons Bay City: 8.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hobsons Bay City: 14.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hobsons Bay City: 22.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hobsons Bay City: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hobsons Bay City: 9.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Hobsons Bay City: 8.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Altona Meadows: 6.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Altona Meadows: 7.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Altona Meadows: 6.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Altona Meadows: 8.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Altona Meadows: 16.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Altona Meadows: 20.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Altona Meadows: 14.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Altona Meadows: 11.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Altona Meadows: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Altona Meadows: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Altona Meadows: -3 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Altona Meadows: +86 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Altona Meadows: -216 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Altona Meadows: -312 Young workforce (25 to 34), Altona Meadows: +243 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Altona Meadows: -262 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Altona Meadows: +134 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Altona Meadows: +403 Seniors (70 to 84), Altona Meadows: +234 Elderly aged (85 and over), Altona Meadows: +121
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 19.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.2% 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 Meadows and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (16.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.0% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.5% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.6% compared to 22.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Altona Meadows's population increased by 428 people (2.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.45% 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) (+403 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-312 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-262 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+243 people)

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