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Service age groups

Frankston Heights had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Frankston City in 2011.

The Age Structure of Frankston Heights provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Frankston Heights'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 Frankston Heights'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
Frankston Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)7856.46.96305.26.4+155
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9287.68.51,0628.89.6-134
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)8757.27.91,0678.98.8-192
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,24810.29.31,25010.49.1-2
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,72914.213.51,53712.813.3+192
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,31619.022.02,54121.122.6-225
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,72014.112.71,73114.412.5-11
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,28410.59.71,0999.18.5+185
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,0788.87.79457.87.6+133
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2261.91.81871.61.7+39

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), Frankston City: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Frankston City: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Frankston City: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Frankston City: 9.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Frankston City: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Frankston City: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Frankston City: 12.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Frankston City: 9.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Frankston City: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Frankston City: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Frankston Heights: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Frankston Heights: 7.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Frankston Heights: 7.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Frankston Heights: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Frankston Heights: 14.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Frankston Heights: 19.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Frankston Heights: 14.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Frankston Heights: 10.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Frankston Heights: 8.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Frankston Heights: 1.9%
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), Frankston Heights: +155 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Frankston Heights: -134 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Frankston Heights: -192 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Frankston Heights: -2 Young workforce (25 to 34), Frankston Heights: +192 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Frankston Heights: -225 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Frankston Heights: -11 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Frankston Heights: +185 Seniors (70 to 84), Frankston Heights: +133 Elderly aged (85 and over), Frankston Heights: +39
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 Frankston Heights in 2011 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, 21.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.3% and 19.2% respectively for Frankston City.

The major differences between the age structure of Frankston Heights and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.1% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.8% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.2% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.0% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Frankston Heights's population increased by 139 people (1.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.23% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-225 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-192 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+192 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+185 people)

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