Demographics - Data about our community

Community Profile

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Profile is useful data and information for analysis and research of population trends and characteristics of the Peninsula for research on our community.

The profile is a great resource for, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the community. It presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 for the local government area, and for smaller areas within it (e.g. towns). The 2021 Census results will be included when they are available.

Community Atlas

The Community Atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics for the Mornington Peninsula Shire presented as interactive maps.

Based on data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using mesh blocks providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in our community.

What will the population of the Shire be in 20 years?

The Mornington Peninsula Shire population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in April 2015 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Mornington Peninsula Shire. Forecasts are available for each year until 2036.

Economic Profile

The Mornington Peninsula has a diverse local economy including tourism, agriculture, retail, manufacturing, construction and business services.

The local economy is growing in terms of its overall size and level of employment, and is changing both in terms of the relative contribution of various industry sectors and the employment they generate.

For further information view our online economic profile

Other helpful links

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the official statistical organisation for Australia.

Transport related data

 See transport related data and research for Victoria.

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics for the Mornington Peninsula may be viewed on the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) website.  The CSA is responsible for processing, analysing and publishing Victorian crime statistics, independent of Victoria Police. The CSA provides summary statistics on offences, alleged offenders, victim reports and family incidents. 

Australian Early Development Census

The Australian Early Development Census is a population based measure of how children have developed by the time they start school. It looks at five areas of early childhood development: physical health, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills, and communication.

Land use and population research

The State Government's land use and population research includes Victoria in Future.  This is the official projection of Victoria's future population. 

Government health and welfare data

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has a wide range of data collections that can be accessed.

Social statistical data for Victorian communities

The City of Greater Dandenong, in partnership with the Victorian Local Government Association, provides social statistical data for Victorian communities.  All Victorian municipalities are covered with fourteen themes and 76 indicators of health and wellbeing.  These include health, housing, community, education, employment, transport and safety.  Guides, tools, data tables and maps are available.

 There is also a guide available to the range of other statistics about communities that can be found elsewhere on the internet.