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Bass Coast Shire

Five year age groups

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There were 1,143 people over the age of 85 living in Bass Coast Shire in 2016, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds.

The Age Structure of Bass Coast Shire provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Bass Coast Shire's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture Bass Coast Shire's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.


Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Bass Coast Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,6695.15.81,7696.06.3-100
5 to 91,8975.86.31,6385.56.2+259
10 to 141,7795.46.11,6325.56.7+147
15 to 191,5874.86.11,5255.16.8+62
20 to 241,1273.45.51,1884.05.5-61
25 to 291,3374.15.41,3534.65.2-16
30 to 341,5424.75.51,4354.85.2+107
35 to 391,5364.75.41,7676.06.1-231
40 to 441,8005.56.11,8906.46.7-90
45 to 492,0526.36.61,8516.37.0+201
50 to 542,1806.66.82,0236.87.1+157
55 to 592,4737.57.12,1447.26.9+329
60 to 642,7138.36.92,4018.16.6+312
65 to 692,9629.06.62,2327.55.2+730
70 to 742,3437.14.91,6245.54.1+719
75 to 791,5764.83.61,2744.33.2+302
80 to 841,0903.32.61,0163.42.6+74
85 and over1,1433.52.78542.92.3+289
Total population32,806100.0100.029,616100.0100.0+3,190
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 16.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 27.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.2% and 20.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the age structure of Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (9.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (8.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (3.4% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Bass Coast Shire's population increased by 3,190 people (10.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.07% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 65 to 69 (+730 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+719 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+329 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+312 persons)