Dromana - Safety Beach
Service age groups
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.
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 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%)
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)