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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - 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) 105 2.4 5.2 141 3.5 5.8 -36
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 216 4.9 8.6 249 6.1 8.8 -33
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 201 4.5 7.1 185 4.6 7.6 +16
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 129 2.9 7.0 164 4.0 7.4 -35
Young workforce (25 to 34) 200 4.5 8.7 191 4.7 8.5 +9
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 569 12.9 18.6 555 13.7 20.1 +14
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 583 13.2 13.4 526 12.9 13.1 +57
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,080 24.4 14.1 960 23.6 13.4 +120
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,162 26.3 14.0 940 23.1 12.3 +222
Elderly aged (85 and over) 179 4.0 3.3 151 3.7 2.9 +28
Total4,424100.0100.04,062100.0100.0+362
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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, 11.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 54.7% 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (26.3% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (24.4% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (12.9% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (4.5% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie's population increased by 362 people (8.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.72% 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) (+222 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+120 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+57 people)