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Green Wedge

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Green Wedge provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Green Wedge'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 Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - 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) 303 3.7 5.2 357 4.6 5.8 -53
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 625 7.7 8.6 656 8.5 8.8 -31
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 621 7.7 7.1 695 9.0 7.6 -74
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 557 6.9 7.0 586 7.6 7.4 -29
Young workforce (25 to 34) 544 6.7 8.7 478 6.2 8.5 +66
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,397 17.2 18.6 1,557 20.1 20.1 -160
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,429 17.6 13.4 1,379 17.8 13.1 +51
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,442 17.8 14.1 1,185 15.3 13.4 +256
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,022 12.6 14.0 770 9.9 12.3 +252
Elderly aged (85 and over) 170 2.1 3.3 91 1.2 2.9 +79
Total8,114100.0100.07,758100.0100.0+356
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 Green Wedge 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, 19.1% 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 Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (17.8% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (6.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.6% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Green Wedge's population increased by 356 people (4.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.9% 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) (+256 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+252 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-160 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+79 people)