Frankston Central had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Frankston City in 2016.
The Age Structure of Frankston Central provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Frankston Central'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 Frankston Central in 2016 compared to Frankston City 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, 17.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 20.9% respectively for Frankston City.
The major differences between the age structure of Frankston Central and Frankston City were:
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (16.4% compared to 13.8%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (6.2% compared to 8.6%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (5.3% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (5.6% compared to 6.7%)
From 2011 to 2016, Frankston Central's population increased by 782 people (8.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.59% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+196 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+186 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+185 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+149 people)