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Hastings had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

The Age Structure of Hastings provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Hastings'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 Hastings'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
Hastings - 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)6657.65.85367.55.7+129
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7949.18.86999.79.0+95
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6767.77.66839.58.3-7
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7768.97.46569.17.3+120
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,16113.38.581311.39.4+348
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,60718.420.11,42519.820.6+182
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,03011.813.191512.713.4+115
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)96811.113.46669.311.7+301
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)88610.212.36529.112.0+234
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1681.92.91402.02.4+28

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), Hastings: 7.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hastings: 9.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hastings: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hastings: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hastings: 13.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hastings: 18.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hastings: 11.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hastings: 11.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Hastings: 10.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hastings: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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), Hastings: +129 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hastings: +95 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hastings: -7 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hastings: +120 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hastings: +348 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hastings: +182 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hastings: +115 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hastings: +301 Seniors (70 to 84), Hastings: +234 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hastings: +28
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Hastings in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.2% 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 Hastings and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (7.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (10.2% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hastings's population increased by 1,544 people (21.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.97% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+348 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+301 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+234 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+182 people)