Community Profile

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Profile enables you to analyse the population characteristics of our community, understand how we have changed over time and how we compare to other areas.

The profile 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). This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary covering a wide range of Census questions.

The profile answers the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions and assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the community.

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 from 2011 to 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 at

Other helpful links

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the official statistical organisation for Australia. The Census, which takes place every five years, provides a snapshot of Australia's people and their housing - information that Council uses to make informed decisions on what services and facilities our community need. For more details please visit the website

Victorian Transport Statistics Portal

The Victorian Transport Statistics Portal (VTSP) provides access to data that will contribute to a better understanding of transport trends in Victoria. Data comes from a number of sources, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), VicRoads and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. The VTSP can be interrogated to profile transport issues at many different levels on the following topics:

• Key characteristics of residents
• Motor vehicles
• Education and income
• Dwellings and households
• Method of travel to work
• Industry and occupation of employment
• Key characteristics of the working population
• Property sales
• Crash stats
• Surveys of travel attitudes and behaviours

Community Indicators Victoria

Community Indicators Victoria has local community wellbeing indicators to improve citizen engagement, community planning and policy making. It holds reports by municipality.

Crime Statistics Agency

The Crime Statistics Agency (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.

On track

On track is a Victorian Government initiative that surveys school leavers within six months of leaving school to see if they are on a path to further education, training or employment. It also enables young people to seek further advice and assistance via a referral service if required.

The Department of Education and Training has released the results of the 2016 On Track survey, including LGA specific information on:
• Post-school destinations of school leavers surveyed within your LGA
• Post school destinations of school leavers surveyed at each school within your LGA
• Reasons why school leavers chose not to continue their education or training
• Occupations of school leavers who were employed.

ABC news - Interactive social security payments by electorate

ABC News 2014 data about social security welfare payments by Federal electorate.

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.

Victoria in Future

Victoria in Future 2016 (VIF 2016) is the official state government projection of population and households. The projections cover the period 2011 to 2051 for Victoria and the major regions. For Local Government Areas (LGA) and smaller areas (VIFSAs) they cover the period to 2031.

Housing in Victoria

The Housing in Victoria website provides interactive data on housing and housing affordability indicators in Victoria at four geographical levels: Major areas, regions, local government areas including the Mornington Peninsula and suburbs.

The purpose of the website is to provide useful and accessible data to inform the identification of affordable housing needs and targets, at the regional and local government levels via consistent data sets that enable spatial comparison and comparability over time.

Victorian Heart Maps

The Victorian Heart Maps show the rate of hospitalisation in Victoria for Heart Attack (STEMI and N-STEMI), Heart Failure and Unstable Angina by local government area. The data used is from 2007-08 to 2012-13.


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