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Seaford 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 Seaford provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Seaford'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 Seaford'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
Seaford - 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)1,0846.86.98825.76.4+202
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,1277.08.51,2418.09.6-114
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9596.07.91,0426.78.8-83
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3078.29.31,3818.99.1-74
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,31314.413.52,19714.113.3+116
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,59222.422.03,40821.922.6+184
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,13713.312.72,24914.512.5-112
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,72010.79.71,4669.48.5+254
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,4779.27.71,4309.27.6+47
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3121.91.82571.71.7+55

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), Seaford: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Seaford: 7.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Seaford: 6.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Seaford: 8.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Seaford: 14.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Seaford: 22.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Seaford: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Seaford: 10.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Seaford: 9.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Seaford: 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), Seaford: +202 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Seaford: -114 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Seaford: -83 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Seaford: -74 Young workforce (25 to 34), Seaford: +116 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Seaford: +184 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Seaford: -112 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Seaford: +254 Seniors (70 to 84), Seaford: +47 Elderly aged (85 and over), Seaford: +55
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 Seaford 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, 19.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.9% 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 Seaford and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.2% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Seaford's population increased by 475 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.6% 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) (+254 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+202 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+184 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+116 people)