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Service age groups

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

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Mount Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,0875.95.21,1286.65.8-41
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,02010.98.61,77910.48.8+241
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,6188.77.11,4958.87.6+123
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,2106.57.01,0616.27.4+149
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,2516.78.71,2677.48.5-16
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,14522.418.63,99523.420.1+150
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,42113.113.42,02411.913.1+397
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,15211.614.12,13712.513.4+15
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,12711.514.01,78510.512.3+342
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5122.83.34042.42.9+108

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mount Martha: 5.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Martha: 10.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Martha: 8.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Martha: 6.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Martha: 6.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Martha: 22.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Martha: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Martha: 11.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Martha: 11.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount Martha: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mount Martha: -41 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Martha: +241 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Martha: +123 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Martha: +149 Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Martha: -16 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Martha: +150 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Martha: +397 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Martha: +15 Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Martha: +342 Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount Martha: +108
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Mount Martha 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, 25.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.8% 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 Mount Martha and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.4% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (11.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.6% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mount Martha's population increased by 1,468 people (8.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.66% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+397 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+342 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+241 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+150 people)

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