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Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Somerville provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Somerville'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 Somerville'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Somerville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6425.75.26956.45.8-54
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9948.88.61,10810.18.8-114
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)8968.07.11,0149.37.6-118
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,0729.57.01,0489.67.4+24
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,39912.48.71,20911.08.5+191
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,06118.318.62,36121.620.1-300
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,69915.113.41,52914.013.1+171
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,29311.514.11,0239.313.4+270
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9508.414.07747.112.3+176
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2582.33.31891.72.9+69

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Somerville: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Somerville: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Somerville: 8.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Somerville: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Somerville: 12.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Somerville: 18.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Somerville: 15.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Somerville: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Somerville: 8.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Somerville: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Somerville: -54 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Somerville: -114 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Somerville: -118 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Somerville: +24 Young workforce (25 to 34), Somerville: +191 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Somerville: -300 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Somerville: +171 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Somerville: +270 Seniors (70 to 84), Somerville: +176 Elderly aged (85 and over), Somerville: +69
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Somerville in 2016 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, 22.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.2% 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 Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (9.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (8.4% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.5% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Somerville's population increased by 315 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.57% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-300 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+270 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+191 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+176 people)

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