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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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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%)
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)