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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Service age groups

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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.

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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - 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) 186 4.3 6.8 197 4.6 6.9 -11
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 380 8.7 8.6 453 10.6 7.9 -73
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 426 9.8 6.1 407 9.6 6.9 +19
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 410 9.4 8.0 368 8.6 8.6 +42
Young workforce (25 to 34) 386 8.8 14.7 355 8.4 14.5 +31
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 880 20.1 22.5 1,085 25.5 23.5 -205
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 775 17.7 13.3 637 15.0 12.8 +137
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 488 11.2 9.6 340 8.0 8.8 +147
Seniors (70 to 84) 342 7.8 8.2 330 7.8 8.3 +13
Elderly aged (85 and over) 94 2.2 2.2 81 1.9 1.9 +13
Total4,371100.0100.04,257100.0100.0+114
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)