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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Service age groups

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 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Spotswood - South Kingsville - 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)3207.76.92486.36.6+72
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2766.67.93188.19.0-42
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1974.76.92396.17.6-42
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3638.78.63418.68.4+22
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)83119.914.577119.513.9+60
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,06625.623.599625.324.5+70
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)49011.812.841910.612.0+71
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3137.58.82255.78.0+88
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2315.58.33117.98.5-80
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)822.01.9761.91.5+6

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), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 7.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 6.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 4.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 8.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 19.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 25.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 11.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 7.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 5.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.0%
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), Spotswood - South Kingsville: +72 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Spotswood - South Kingsville: -42 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Spotswood - South Kingsville: -42 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Spotswood - South Kingsville: +22 Young workforce (25 to 34), Spotswood - South Kingsville: +60 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Spotswood - South Kingsville: +70 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Spotswood - South Kingsville: +71 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Spotswood - South Kingsville: +88 Seniors (70 to 84), Spotswood - South Kingsville: -80 Elderly aged (85 and over), Spotswood - South Kingsville: +6
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 Spotswood - South Kingsville in 2011 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, 19.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 15.0% 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (19.9% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (25.6% compared to 23.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (4.7% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Spotswood - South Kingsville's population increased by 225 people (5.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.12% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+88 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-80 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+72 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+71 people)