There were 124 people over the age of 85 living in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016, with largest age group being 60 to 64 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Mornington Peninsula Shire %||Number||%||Mornington Peninsula Shire %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||202||4.4||5.2||221||5.2||5.8||-19|
|5 to 9||285||6.2||6.2||258||6.1||6.2||+27|
|10 to 14||288||6.3||6.0||287||6.7||6.3||+2|
|15 to 19||248||5.4||5.8||263||6.2||6.3||-15|
|20 to 24||182||4.0||4.8||172||4.1||4.9||+9|
|25 to 29||128||2.8||4.2||126||3.0||4.1||+2|
|30 to 34||182||3.9||4.5||161||3.8||4.5||+21|
|35 to 39||207||4.5||5.1||257||6.0||6.2||-50|
|40 to 44||284||6.2||6.5||284||6.7||7.1||0|
|45 to 49||289||6.3||7.0||328||7.7||6.9||-40|
|50 to 54||348||7.6||6.7||334||7.8||6.7||+14|
|55 to 59||409||8.9||6.8||338||7.9||6.4||+70|
|60 to 64||410||8.9||6.8||334||7.8||7.0||+76|
|65 to 69||394||8.5||7.3||292||6.9||6.3||+102|
|70 to 74||287||6.2||6.2||198||4.7||5.1||+89|
|75 to 79||199||4.3||4.6||163||3.8||4.0||+35|
|80 to 84||140||3.1||3.2||143||3.4||3.2||-2|
|85 and over||124||2.7||3.3||100||2.3||2.9||+24|
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Analysis of the five year age groups of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 16.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 24.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.3% and 24.6% 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 (8.9% compared to 6.8%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (8.9% compared to 6.8%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (8.5% compared to 7.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (2.8% compared to 4.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers's population increased by 345 people (8.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.57% 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 (+102 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+89 persons)
- 60 to 64 (+76 persons)
- 55 to 59 (+70 persons)