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Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of the Frankston City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the Frankston City'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 the Frankston City'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 City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,6756.96.57,5596.46.3+1,116
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)10,7738.58.411,2609.68.8-487
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)10,0037.97.310,3118.87.8-308
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)11,8019.310.110,7249.110.1+1,077
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)17,11113.515.415,62913.314.8+1,482
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)27,80322.022.026,62222.622.7+1,181
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)16,05712.712.114,75612.512.2+1,301
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)12,2799.79.010,0588.58.1+2,221
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9,6757.77.48,9227.67.6+753
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,2801.81.81,9461.71.6+334

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 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%
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 City: +1,116 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Frankston City: -487 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Frankston City: -308 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Frankston City: +1,077 Young workforce (25 to 34), Frankston City: +1,482 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Frankston City: +1,181 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Frankston City: +1,301 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Frankston City: +2,221 Seniors (70 to 84), Frankston City: +753 Elderly aged (85 and over), Frankston City: +334
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 the Frankston City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 23.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (9.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.5% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (9.3% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Frankston City's population increased by 8,670 people (7.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.43% 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) (+2,221 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,482 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,301 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,181 people)