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Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo

Service age groups

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Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo 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 Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo'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 Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo'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
Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo - 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) 57 3.4 5.2 68 4.2 5.8 -11
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 114 6.7 8.6 104 6.4 8.8 +10
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 85 5.1 7.1 113 7.0 7.6 -28
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 86 5.1 7.0 95 5.9 7.4 -9
Young workforce (25 to 34) 70 4.2 8.7 63 3.9 8.5 +7
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 228 13.5 18.6 225 13.9 20.1 +3
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 296 17.5 13.4 286 17.6 13.1 +11
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 357 21.1 14.1 339 20.9 13.4 +18
Seniors (70 to 84) 315 18.6 14.0 258 15.9 12.3 +57
Elderly aged (85 and over) 82 4.9 3.3 69 4.3 2.9 +13
Total1,695100.0100.01,623100.0100.0+72
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 Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo 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, 15.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 44.6% 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 Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (21.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (18.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (13.5% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (4.2% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo's population increased by 72 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.87% per year over the period.

The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+57 people)