Williamstown North - The Rifle Range had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Hobsons Bay City in 2016.
The Age Structure of Williamstown North - The Rifle Range provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Williamstown North - The Rifle Range'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Williamstown North - The Rifle Range 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) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 22.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.2% 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 Williamstown North - The Rifle Range and Hobsons Bay City were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.7% compared to 13.3%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.8% compared to 6.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (8.8% compared to 14.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (4.3% compared to 6.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range's population increased by 114 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.53% 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) (-205 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+147 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+137 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-73 people)