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HMAS Cerberus

Service age groups

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HMAS Cerberus had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

The Age Structure of HMAS Cerberus provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of HMAS Cerberus'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 HMAS Cerberus'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
HMAS Cerberus - 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) 29 2.8 5.2 45 4.1 5.8 -16
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 40 3.9 8.6 38 3.5 8.8 +2
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 25 2.4 7.1 57 5.3 7.6 -32
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 607 58.5 7.0 613 56.5 7.4 -6
Young workforce (25 to 34) 221 21.3 8.7 197 18.2 8.5 +24
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 93 9.0 18.6 108 10.0 20.1 -15
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 23 2.2 13.4 23 2.1 13.1 0
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 0 -- 14.1 4 0.4 13.4 -4
Seniors (70 to 84) 0 -- 14.0 0 -- 12.3 0
Elderly aged (85 and over) 0 -- 3.3 0 -- 2.9 0
Total1,038100.0100.01,085100.0100.0-47
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of HMAS Cerberus 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) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 9.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 0.0% 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 HMAS Cerberus and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (58.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (21.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (0.0% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (0.0% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, HMAS Cerberus's population decreased by 47 people (4.3%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.88% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in HMAS Cerberus between 2011 and 2016.