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Bass Coast Shire

Service age groups

Bass Coast Shire had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional VIC in 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Bass Coast Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,7696.06.31,3915.26.0+378
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,3077.88.82,1498.19.7+158
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,9596.68.42,0567.79.0-97
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,7175.88.11,4835.68.0+234
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,7889.410.52,3128.710.7+476
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,50818.619.85,13119.321.1+377
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,16714.114.03,91114.713.8+256
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,63315.611.93,75214.110.0+881
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,91413.210.03,74014.19.7+174
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)8542.92.36152.32.0+239

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), Regional VIC: 6.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional VIC: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional VIC: 8.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional VIC: 8.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional VIC: 10.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional VIC: 19.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional VIC: 14.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional VIC: 11.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional VIC: 10.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional VIC: 2.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Bass Coast Shire: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bass Coast Shire: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bass Coast Shire: 6.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bass Coast Shire: 5.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Bass Coast Shire: 9.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bass Coast Shire: 18.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bass Coast Shire: 14.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bass Coast Shire: 15.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Bass Coast Shire: 13.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Bass Coast Shire: 2.9%
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), Bass Coast Shire: +378 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bass Coast Shire: +158 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bass Coast Shire: -97 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bass Coast Shire: +234 Young workforce (25 to 34), Bass Coast Shire: +476 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bass Coast Shire: +377 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bass Coast Shire: +256 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bass Coast Shire: +881 Seniors (70 to 84), Bass Coast Shire: +174 Elderly aged (85 and over), Bass Coast Shire: +239
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 Bass Coast Shire in 2011 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, 20.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 31.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.5% and 24.2% respectively for Regional VIC.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (15.6% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (13.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (5.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.6% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bass Coast Shire's population increased by 3,076 people (11.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.22% 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) (+881 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+476 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+378 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+377 people)

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