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Rosebud

Service age groups

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Rosebud 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 provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Rosebud'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's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Rosebud - 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) 693 5.3 5.2 662 5.4 5.8 +31
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 944 7.2 8.6 887 7.2 8.8 +58
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 771 5.9 7.1 740 6.0 7.6 +31
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 820 6.2 7.0 786 6.4 7.4 +34
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,245 9.5 8.7 1,094 8.8 8.5 +151
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,147 16.3 18.6 2,101 17.0 20.1 +46
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,642 12.5 13.4 1,549 12.5 13.1 +93
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,948 14.8 14.1 1,692 13.7 13.4 +255
Seniors (70 to 84) 2,349 17.8 14.0 2,237 18.1 12.3 +112
Elderly aged (85 and over) 608 4.6 3.3 614 5.0 2.9 -6
Total13,171100.0100.012,366100.0100.0+805
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 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, 18.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 37.2% 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 Rosebud and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (17.8% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (4.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (16.3% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (7.2% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Rosebud's population increased by 805 people (6.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.27% 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) (+255 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+151 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+112 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+93 people)