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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Five year age groups

There were 100 people over the age of 85 living in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
0 to 42215.25.81634.25.7+58
5 to 92596.16.22486.36.4+11
10 to 142876.76.32526.56.8+35
15 to 192636.26.32787.16.8-15
20 to 241734.14.91353.54.7+38
25 to 291263.04.11092.84.1+17
30 to 341613.84.52305.95.4-69
35 to 392586.06.22496.46.6+9
40 to 442856.77.12937.57.0-8
45 to 493297.76.93017.77.1+28
50 to 543357.86.73428.86.5-7
55 to 593397.96.42606.76.9+79
60 to 643347.87.02857.36.3+50
65 to 692936.96.32215.75.4+72
70 to 741994.75.12095.44.6-10
75 to 791643.84.01734.44.3-9
80 to 841433.43.2992.53.1+44
85 and over1002.32.9531.42.4+47

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.9% 80 to 84, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.2% 75 to 79, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.0% 70 to 74, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.1% 65 to 69, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.3% 60 to 64, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.0% 55 to 59, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.4% 50 to 54, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.7% 45 to 49, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.9% 40 to 44, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.1% 35 to 39, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.2% 30 to 34, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.5% 25 to 29, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% 20 to 24, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.9% 15 to 19, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.3% 10 to 14, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.3% 5 to 9, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.2% 0 to 4, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.8% 85 and over, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.3% 80 to 84, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.4% 75 to 79, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.8% 70 to 74, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 4.7% 65 to 69, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.9% 60 to 64, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.8% 55 to 59, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.9% 50 to 54, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.8% 45 to 49, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.7% 40 to 44, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.7% 35 to 39, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.0% 30 to 34, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.8% 25 to 29, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.0% 20 to 24, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 4.1% 15 to 19, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.2% 10 to 14, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.7% 5 to 9, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.1% 0 to 4, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +47 80 to 84, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +44 75 to 79, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -9 70 to 74, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -10 65 to 69, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +72 60 to 64, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +50 55 to 59, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +79 50 to 54, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -7 45 to 49, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +28 40 to 44, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -8 35 to 39, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +9 30 to 34, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -69 25 to 29, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +17 20 to 24, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +38 15 to 19, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -15 10 to 14, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +35 5 to 9, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +11 0 to 4, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +58
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 21.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.4% and 21.5% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between the age structure of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (7.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (3.0% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (4.1% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers's population increased by 368 people (9.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.82% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 59 (+79 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+72 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (-69 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+58 persons)