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Mornington

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Mornington provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Mornington'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 Mornington'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
Mornington - 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) 1,188 4.9 5.2 1,401 6.3 5.8 -213
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,899 7.9 8.6 1,905 8.5 8.8 -6
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,567 6.5 7.1 1,502 6.7 7.6 +65
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,452 6.0 7.0 1,562 7.0 7.4 -110
Young workforce (25 to 34) 2,158 9.0 8.7 2,095 9.3 8.5 +63
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 4,477 18.6 18.6 4,619 20.6 20.1 -142
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,871 12.0 13.4 2,682 12.0 13.1 +189
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 3,388 14.1 14.1 2,963 13.2 13.4 +425
Seniors (70 to 84) 4,014 16.7 14.0 2,935 13.1 12.3 +1,079
Elderly aged (85 and over) 993 4.1 3.3 745 3.3 2.9 +248
Total24,007100.0100.022,409100.0100.0+1,598
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 Mornington 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, 19.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 35.0% 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 Mornington and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (16.7% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (4.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (12.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.0% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mornington's population increased by 1,598 people (7.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.39% 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) (+1,079 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+425 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+248 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (-213 people)