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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Service age groups

Williamstown North - The Rifle Range had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Hobsons Bay City in 2011.

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.

To get a more complete picture Williamstown North - The Rifle Range'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
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - 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)1984.66.92836.96.6-85
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)45310.67.945211.09.0+1
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4089.66.93257.97.6+83
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3688.68.62877.08.4+81
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3568.414.53689.013.9-12
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,08525.523.51,19429.224.5-109
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)63815.012.849512.112.0+143
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3418.08.82897.18.0+52
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3307.88.33127.68.5+18
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)811.91.9902.21.5-9

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), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 4.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 10.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 9.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 8.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 8.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 25.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 15.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 8.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 7.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -85 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +1 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +83 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +81 Young workforce (25 to 34), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -12 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -109 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +143 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +52 Seniors (70 to 84), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +18 Elderly aged (85 and over), Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -9
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 Williamstown North - The Rifle Range 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, 24.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.7% 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 Williamstown North - The Rifle Range and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.4% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (4.6% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range's population increased by 163 people (4.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.78% 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) (+143 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-109 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (-85 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+83 people)