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Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck

Service age groups

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Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

The Age Structure of Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck'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 Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck'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
Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck - 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) 1,073 4.8 5.2 1,010 4.9 5.8 +63
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,531 6.9 8.6 1,436 6.9 8.8 +95
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,231 5.5 7.1 1,222 5.9 7.6 +10
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,299 5.8 7.0 1,274 6.1 7.4 +25
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,949 8.7 8.7 1,735 8.4 8.5 +214
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 3,472 15.6 18.6 3,417 16.5 20.1 +55
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,809 12.6 13.4 2,597 12.5 13.1 +212
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 3,416 15.3 14.1 2,866 13.8 13.4 +551
Seniors (70 to 84) 4,153 18.6 14.0 3,947 19.0 12.3 +206
Elderly aged (85 and over) 1,347 6.0 3.3 1,231 5.9 2.9 +115
Total22,285100.0100.020,740100.0100.0+1,546
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 Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck 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, 17.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 40.0% 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 Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (18.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (6.0% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (15.6% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (6.9% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck's population increased by 1,545 people (7.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.45% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+551 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+214 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+212 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+206 people)