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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Service age groups

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Spotswood - South Kingsville 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Spotswood - South Kingsville'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 Spotswood - South Kingsville'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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - 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) 371 8.2 6.8 320 7.7 6.9 +51
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 382 8.4 8.6 276 6.6 7.9 +106
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 201 4.4 6.1 197 4.7 6.9 +4
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 276 6.1 8.0 363 8.7 8.6 -87
Young workforce (25 to 34) 847 18.6 14.7 831 19.9 14.5 +16
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,259 27.7 22.5 1,066 25.6 23.5 +193
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 523 11.5 13.3 490 11.8 12.8 +33
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 362 8.0 9.6 313 7.5 8.8 +49
Seniors (70 to 84) 267 5.9 8.2 231 5.5 8.3 +36
Elderly aged (85 and over) 64 1.4 2.2 82 2.0 1.9 -18
Total4,552100.0100.04,169100.0100.0+383
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Spotswood - South Kingsville 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) 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 15.2% 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (27.7% compared to 22.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (18.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (5.9% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.1% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Spotswood - South Kingsville's population increased by 383 people (9.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.77% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+193 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+106 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-87 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+51 people)