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.
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 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 (70 to 84)' (14.0% compared to 7.7%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.1% compared to 9.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (8.7% compared to 16.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (7.0% compared to 10.0%)
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)