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Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach

Service age groups

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Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

The Age Structure of Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach'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 Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach'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
Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach - 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) 716 5.9 5.2 746 6.4 5.8 -30
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,060 8.7 8.6 938 8.0 8.8 +122
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 745 6.1 7.1 730 6.2 7.6 +14
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 658 5.4 7.0 762 6.5 7.4 -104
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,117 9.2 8.7 1,032 8.8 8.5 +85
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,324 19.1 18.6 2,347 20.0 20.1 -23
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,591 13.1 13.4 1,497 12.8 13.1 +94
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,866 15.3 14.1 1,826 15.6 13.4 +40
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,769 14.5 14.0 1,606 13.7 12.3 +163
Elderly aged (85 and over) 320 2.6 3.3 229 2.0 2.9 +91
Total12,170100.0100.011,718100.0100.0+452
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 Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar 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, 20.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 32.5% 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 Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (15.3% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (5.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.1% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach's population increased by 452 people (3.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.76% 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) (+163 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+122 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-104 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+94 people)