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Baxter - Pearcedale

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Baxter - Pearcedale's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Baxter - Pearcedale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 139 6.0 5.2 144 6.1 5.8 -5
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 173 7.4 8.6 169 7.2 8.8 +4
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 148 6.4 7.1 179 7.6 7.6 -31
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 216 9.3 7.0 223 9.5 7.4 -6
Young workforce (25 to 34) 343 14.7 8.7 366 15.5 8.5 -23
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 467 20.0 18.6 486 20.6 20.1 -19
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 346 14.9 13.4 354 15.0 13.1 -7
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 278 11.9 14.1 285 12.1 13.4 -7
Seniors (70 to 84) 187 8.0 14.0 130 5.5 12.3 +57
Elderly aged (85 and over) 32 1.4 3.3 17 0.7 2.9 +15
Total2,335100.0100.02,357100.0100.0-22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)