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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 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Dromana - Safety Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)4375.15.83975.05.7+40
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)6107.08.85597.09.0+51
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5946.97.64715.98.3+123
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5336.27.44555.77.3+79
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)6197.28.57509.49.4-131
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,64219.020.11,45718.220.6+185
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,06512.313.11,06413.313.4+1
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,42316.413.41,26915.911.7+154
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,38015.912.31,34016.812.0+40
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3544.12.92373.02.4+117

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.9% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Dromana - Safety Beach: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Dromana - Safety Beach: 7.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Dromana - Safety Beach: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Dromana - Safety Beach: 6.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Dromana - Safety Beach: 7.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Dromana - Safety Beach: 19.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Dromana - Safety Beach: 12.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Dromana - Safety Beach: 16.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Dromana - Safety Beach: 15.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Dromana - Safety Beach: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Dromana - Safety Beach: +40 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Dromana - Safety Beach: +51 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Dromana - Safety Beach: +123 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Dromana - Safety Beach: +79 Young workforce (25 to 34), Dromana - Safety Beach: -131 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Dromana - Safety Beach: +185 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Dromana - Safety Beach: +1 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Dromana - Safety Beach: +154 Seniors (70 to 84), Dromana - Safety Beach: +40 Elderly aged (85 and over), Dromana - Safety Beach: +117
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Dromana - Safety Beach in 2011 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, 19.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 36.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 28.6% 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' (15.9% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (16.4% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.0% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (7.2% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Dromana - Safety Beach's population increased by 657 people (8.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.59% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+185 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+154 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-131 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+123 people)