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Service age groups

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Bass Coast Shire had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional VIC in 2016.

The Age Structure of Bass Coast Shire provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Bass Coast Shire'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 Bass Coast Shire'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Bass Coast Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,6695.15.81,7696.06.3-100
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,6258.08.72,3077.88.8+318
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,0896.47.41,9596.68.4+130
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,6775.17.91,7175.88.1-40
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,8828.810.92,7889.410.5+94
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,38916.418.15,50818.619.8-119
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,65814.213.94,16714.114.0+491
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5,67417.313.44,63315.611.9+1,041
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,00915.311.13,91413.210.0+1,095
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,1433.52.78542.92.3+289

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Regional VIC: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional VIC: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional VIC: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional VIC: 7.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional VIC: 10.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional VIC: 18.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional VIC: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional VIC: 13.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional VIC: 11.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional VIC: 2.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Bass Coast Shire: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bass Coast Shire: 8.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bass Coast Shire: 6.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bass Coast Shire: 5.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Bass Coast Shire: 8.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bass Coast Shire: 16.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bass Coast Shire: 14.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bass Coast Shire: 17.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Bass Coast Shire: 15.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Bass Coast Shire: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Bass Coast Shire: -100 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bass Coast Shire: +318 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bass Coast Shire: +130 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bass Coast Shire: -40 Young workforce (25 to 34), Bass Coast Shire: +94 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bass Coast Shire: -119 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bass Coast Shire: +491 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bass Coast Shire: +1,041 Seniors (70 to 84), Bass Coast Shire: +1,095 Elderly aged (85 and over), Bass Coast Shire: +289
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 19.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 36.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.9% and 27.3% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the age structure of Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (15.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (17.3% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (5.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.8% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Bass Coast Shire's population increased by 3,199 people (10.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.07% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,095 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,041 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+491 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+318 people)

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