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Mount Martha

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.

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Derived from the Census question:

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

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
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 1,087 5.9 5.2 1,128 6.6 5.8 -41
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 2,020 10.9 8.6 1,779 10.4 8.8 +241
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,618 8.7 7.1 1,495 8.8 7.6 +123
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,210 6.5 7.0 1,061 6.2 7.4 +149
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,251 6.7 8.7 1,267 7.4 8.5 -16
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 4,145 22.4 18.6 3,995 23.4 20.1 +150
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,421 13.1 13.4 2,024 11.9 13.1 +397
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 2,152 11.6 14.1 2,137 12.5 13.4 +15
Seniors (70 to 84) 2,127 11.5 14.0 1,785 10.5 12.3 +342
Elderly aged (85 and over) 512 2.8 3.3 404 2.4 2.9 +108
Total18,543100.0100.017,075100.0100.0+1,468
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 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 (35 to 49)' (22.4% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (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)