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Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Mornington Peninsula Shire provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Mornington Peninsula Shire'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 Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,0075.26.48,4515.86.5-444
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)13,3998.68.512,6578.88.4+742
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)10,9487.16.711,0027.67.3-54
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,8437.010.010,7057.410.1+138
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)13,4938.716.312,3478.515.4+1,146
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)28,82618.621.129,13220.122.0-306
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)20,80713.411.918,99113.112.1+1,816
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)21,86114.19.319,36513.49.0+2,496
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)21,75114.07.717,76112.37.4+3,990
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5,0593.32.04,1972.91.8+862

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 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%
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), Mornington Peninsula Shire: -444 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +742 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mornington Peninsula Shire: -54 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +138 Young workforce (25 to 34), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,146 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mornington Peninsula Shire: -306 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,816 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2,496 Seniors (70 to 84), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,990 Elderly aged (85 and over), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +862
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 20.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 31.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (14.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (14.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.7% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (7.0% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire's population increased by 10,386 people (7.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.4% 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) (+3,990 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+2,496 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,816 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,146 people)

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