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

The Age Structure of Altona North provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Altona North'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 North'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 North - 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)7696.76.96415.96.6+128
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9137.97.99488.79.0-34
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7586.66.97146.57.6+44
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8777.68.69388.68.4-60
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,76215.314.51,51013.813.9+252
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,15618.723.51,97818.124.5+178
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,0779.412.81,0839.912.0-6
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,0759.38.81,30211.98.0-227
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,73015.08.31,62214.88.5+108
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3933.41.92192.01.5+174

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 North: 6.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Altona North: 7.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Altona North: 6.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Altona North: 7.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Altona North: 15.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Altona North: 18.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Altona North: 9.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Altona North: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Altona North: 15.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Altona North: 3.4%
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 North: +128 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Altona North: -34 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Altona North: +44 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Altona North: -60 Young workforce (25 to 34), Altona North: +252 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Altona North: +178 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Altona North: -6 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Altona North: -227 Seniors (70 to 84), Altona North: +108 Elderly aged (85 and over), Altona North: +174
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 North in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 21.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.8% 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 North and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (15.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (3.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (18.7% compared to 23.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (9.4% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Altona North's population increased by 556 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.0% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+252 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (-227 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+178 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+174 people)

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