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Newport West

Service age groups

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Newport West had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Hobsons Bay City in 2016.

The Age Structure of Newport West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Newport West'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 Newport West'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
Newport West - 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) 765 9.1 6.8 716 9.4 6.9 +49
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 804 9.5 8.6 538 7.1 7.9 +266
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 448 5.3 6.1 487 6.4 6.9 -39
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 616 7.3 8.0 583 7.7 8.6 +32
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,341 15.9 14.7 1,258 16.6 14.5 +82
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,280 27.0 22.5 2,049 27.0 23.5 +231
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,029 12.2 13.3 893 11.8 12.8 +136
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 539 6.4 9.6 416 5.5 8.8 +123
Seniors (70 to 84) 449 5.3 8.2 512 6.7 8.3 -63
Elderly aged (85 and over) 162 1.9 2.2 143 1.9 1.9 +19
Total8,437100.0100.07,600100.0100.0+837
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Newport West in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 23.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.6% 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 Newport West and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (27.0% compared to 22.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (9.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (6.4% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (5.3% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Newport West's population increased by 837 people (11.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.11% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+266 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+231 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+136 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+123 people)