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

The Age Structure of Skye provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Skye'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 Skye'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
Skye - 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)6228.36.964710.76.4-25
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)93412.58.584814.09.6+86
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7109.57.95709.48.8+140
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6598.89.34547.59.1+205
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,17115.613.51,15019.013.3+21
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,90325.422.01,54825.622.6+355
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7429.912.74517.512.5+291
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4506.09.72343.98.5+216
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2533.47.71322.27.6+121
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)430.61.8100.21.7+33

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), Skye: 8.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Skye: 12.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Skye: 9.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Skye: 8.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Skye: 15.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Skye: 25.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Skye: 9.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Skye: 6.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Skye: 3.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Skye: 0.6%
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), Skye: -25 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Skye: +86 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Skye: +140 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Skye: +205 Young workforce (25 to 34), Skye: +21 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Skye: +355 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Skye: +291 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Skye: +216 Seniors (70 to 84), Skye: +121 Elderly aged (85 and over), Skye: +33
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 Skye in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 30.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 10.0% 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 Skye and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (12.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (25.4% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (3.4% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (6.0% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Skye's population increased by 1,444 people (23.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.38% 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) (+355 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+291 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+216 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+205 people)