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Hastings

Service age groups

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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 2016.

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.

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Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Hastings - 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) 641 6.6 5.2 665 7.6 5.8 -24
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 863 8.9 8.6 794 9.1 8.8 +69
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 616 6.4 7.1 675 7.7 7.6 -59
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 819 8.5 7.0 775 8.9 7.4 +44
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,205 12.5 8.7 1,161 13.3 8.5 +44
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,695 17.6 18.6 1,607 18.4 20.1 +88
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,168 12.1 13.4 1,030 11.8 13.1 +138
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,225 12.7 14.1 967 11.1 13.4 +258
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,240 12.8 14.0 886 10.2 12.3 +354
Elderly aged (85 and over) 182 1.9 3.3 168 1.9 2.9 +15
Total9,658100.0100.08,731100.0100.0+927
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 Hastings in 2016 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, 22.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.4% 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 Hastings and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (12.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (8.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (6.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (12.7% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hastings's population increased by 927 people (10.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.04% 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) (+354 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+258 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+138 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+88 people)