Bittern - Crib Point 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 Bittern - Crib Point provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Bittern - Crib Point'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 Bittern - Crib Point in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 24.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.7% 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 Bittern - Crib Point and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.9% compared to 8.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.7% compared to 14.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (1.0% compared to 3.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (12.1% compared to 14.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, Bittern - Crib Point's population increased by 471 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 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+194 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+188 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+147 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+134 people)