Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo
Service age groups
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.
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 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%)
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)