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Bittern - Crib Point

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Bittern - Crib Point'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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Bittern - Crib Point - 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)3965.85.24196.65.8-23
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)69210.18.669710.98.8-5
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)5688.37.15658.97.6+3
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5167.57.06079.57.4-91
Young workforce (25 to 34)81711.98.76249.88.5+194
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,40920.618.61,49223.420.1-83
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,03115.113.489714.113.1+134
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)82712.114.163910.013.4+188
Seniors (70 to 84)5257.714.03785.912.3+147
Elderly aged (85 and over)651.03.3570.92.9+8
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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