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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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Mount Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1286.65.81,0317.05.7+98
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,77910.48.81,56010.69.0+219
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,4958.87.61,2858.78.3+210
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,0616.27.48956.17.3+166
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,2677.48.51,3879.49.4-120
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,99523.420.13,40923.220.6+586
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,02411.913.11,90212.913.4+122
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,13712.513.41,51610.311.7+621
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,78510.512.31,3769.412.0+409
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)4042.42.93292.22.4+75

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.9% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mount Martha: 6.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Martha: 10.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Martha: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Martha: 6.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Martha: 7.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Martha: 23.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Martha: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Martha: 12.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Martha: 10.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount Martha: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mount Martha: +98 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Martha: +219 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Martha: +210 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Martha: +166 Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Martha: -120 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Martha: +586 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Martha: +122 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Martha: +621 Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Martha: +409 Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount Martha: +75
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 25.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 28.6% 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' (23.4% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (10.5% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.9% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Mount Martha's population increased by 2,385 people (16.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.05% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+621 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+586 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+409 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+219 people)