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Frankston City

Five year age groups

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There were 2,713 people over the age of 85 living in the Frankston City in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Frankston City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the Frankston City'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 the Frankston City'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
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 49,0166.76.48,6756.96.5+341
5 to 98,3256.26.27,6466.06.0+679
10 to 147,6865.75.77,9906.35.9-304
15 to 198,0096.06.08,5276.76.3-518
20 to 248,5126.37.48,4146.77.5+98
25 to 298,8466.68.18,5466.87.9+300
30 to 349,6357.28.28,5656.87.5+1,070
35 to 399,0756.87.39,2067.37.5-131
40 to 449,4967.17.09,3997.47.5+97
45 to 499,7027.26.99,1987.36.9+504
50 to 549,1336.86.28,5416.86.4+592
55 to 598,6986.55.77,5165.95.6+1,182
60 to 647,4015.54.96,9355.55.1+466
65 to 696,6825.04.45,3444.23.9+1,338
70 to 745,0263.73.34,0733.23.0+953
75 to 793,6192.72.53,0992.52.4+520
80 to 842,5681.91.92,5032.02.0+65
85 and over2,7132.02.02,2801.81.8+433
Total population134,142100.0100.0126,457100.0100.0+7,685
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the Frankston City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.4% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the Frankston City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (6.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.2% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Frankston City's population increased by 7,685 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.19% 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 (+1,338 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+1,182 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,070 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+953 persons)

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