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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 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Newport West - 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)7179.46.95177.56.6+200
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)5397.17.95828.49.0-43
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4876.46.94776.97.6+10
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5847.78.65117.48.4+72
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,25916.614.51,15516.713.9+104
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,05027.023.51,87627.124.5+174
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)89311.812.86709.712.0+223
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4165.58.84186.08.0-2
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5126.78.36068.88.5-94
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1431.91.91111.61.5+32

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), Newport West: 9.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Newport West: 7.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Newport West: 6.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Newport West: 7.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Newport West: 16.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Newport West: 27.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Newport West: 11.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Newport West: 5.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Newport West: 6.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Newport West: 1.9%
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), Newport West: +200 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Newport West: -43 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Newport West: +10 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Newport West: +72 Young workforce (25 to 34), Newport West: +104 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Newport West: +174 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Newport West: +223 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Newport West: -2 Seniors (70 to 84), Newport West: -94 Elderly aged (85 and over), Newport West: +32
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 Newport West in 2011 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, 22.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.1% 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 Newport West and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (27.0% compared to 23.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (9.4% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (16.6% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (5.5% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Newport West's population increased by 676 people (9.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.88% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+223 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+200 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+174 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+104 people)