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Moorooduc - Tuerong

Service age groups

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Moorooduc - Tuerong 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 Moorooduc - Tuerong provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Moorooduc - Tuerong'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 Moorooduc - Tuerong'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?'

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 Moorooduc - Tuerong in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar 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, 21.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.6% 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 Moorooduc - Tuerong and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.9% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.7% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (6.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (1.5% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Moorooduc - Tuerong's population increased by 160 people (12.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.38% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+56 people)

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