Baxter - Pearcedale
Service age groups
Baxter - Pearcedale had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.
The Age Structure of Baxter - Pearcedale provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Baxter - Pearcedale'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 Baxter - Pearcedale in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 19.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.9% and 31.4% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.
The major differences between the age structure of Baxter - Pearcedale and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (14.7% compared to 8.7%)
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (9.3% compared to 7.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.0% compared to 14.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.9% compared to 14.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, Baxter - Pearcedale's population decreased by 22 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.19% per year over the period.
The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+57 people)