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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Service age groups

Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

The Age Structure of Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - 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)1645.95.81444.95.7+20
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2589.38.831710.89.0-59
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2438.77.629610.08.3-53
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1696.17.41465.07.3+23
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1244.58.51866.39.4-62
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)59121.220.169723.620.6-106
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)48117.313.149016.613.4-8
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)45616.313.443414.711.7+22
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)27810.012.32297.812.0+49
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)250.92.9120.42.4+13

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), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 5.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 9.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 8.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 6.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 4.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 21.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 17.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 16.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 10.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.9%
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), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +20 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -59 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -53 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +23 Young workforce (25 to 34), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -62 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -106 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -8 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +22 Seniors (70 to 84), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +49 Elderly aged (85 and over), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +13
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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, 23.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.2% 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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (17.3% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (16.3% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (4.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (10.0% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat's population decreased by 162 people (5.5%). This represents an average annual population change of -1.12% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-106 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-62 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-59 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-53 people)