Who are we, how do we live/work and what is changing?
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 for the local government area.
Data and information is also available by Ward: Mornington Peninsula Shire - Profile Areas
The Mornington Peninsula has a diverse local economy including tourism, agriculture, retail, manufacturing, construction and business services. The region has a distinguished agricultural history with many of the existing food and wine producers being recognised as world class and industry leaders in their respective fields.
Mornington Peninsula Shire is home to one of the Australia’s most vibrant tourism industries, offering an ever-expanding range of attractions and events. The Mornington Peninsula 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.
Find out more at Remplan Economy.
The Community Atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics for the Mornington Peninsula Shire presented as interactive maps.
Based on data from the 2021 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.
The Housing Monitor tells you about the housing story of the Mornington Peninsula. It helps you understand supply and demand, housing diversity, affordability and availability. Additional housing information is also available in the community profile and community atlas.
The Gender Equity report(PDF, 2MB) gives a gender-disaggregated assessment of Mornington Peninsula’s demographic and socio-economic characteristics based on 2021 census.
By understanding how certain demographic and socioeconomic characteristics vary between women and men in your community, you can begin to comprehend the extent of inequality based on gender.
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 February 2023 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Mornington Peninsula Shire. Forecasts are available for each year until 2036.
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 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.