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Dromana - Safety Beach

Service age groups

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Dromana - Safety Beach had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

The Age Structure of Dromana - Safety Beach provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Dromana - Safety Beach'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 Dromana - Safety Beach'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
Dromana - Safety Beach - 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) 450 4.2 5.2 437 5.1 5.8 +13
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 712 6.7 8.6 610 7.0 8.8 +103
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 631 5.9 7.1 594 6.9 7.6 +37
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 641 6.0 7.0 533 6.2 7.4 +108
Young workforce (25 to 34) 900 8.5 8.7 619 7.2 8.5 +281
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,871 17.6 18.6 1,641 19.0 20.1 +230
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,415 13.3 13.4 1,065 12.3 13.1 +351
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,802 17.0 14.1 1,423 16.4 13.4 +379
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,836 17.3 14.0 1,379 15.9 12.3 +457
Elderly aged (85 and over) 365 3.4 3.3 353 4.1 2.9 +12
Total10,628100.0100.08,657100.0100.0+1,972
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 Dromana - Safety Beach 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) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 16.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 37.7% 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 Dromana - Safety Beach and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (17.3% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (17.0% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (6.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (5.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Dromana - Safety Beach's population increased by 1,971 people (22.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.19% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+457 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+379 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+351 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+281 people)