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Dromana - Safety Beach

Five year age groups

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There were 365 people over the age of 85 living in Dromana - Safety Beach in 2016, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds.

The Age Structure of Dromana - Safety Beach provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Dromana - Safety Beach'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 Dromana - Safety Beach'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
Dromana - Safety Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
0 to 4450454375613
5 to 95395643256107
10 to 14490564725618
15 to 19544564826663
20 to 24423453494574
25 to 294404428634153
30 to 344734433244141
35 to 395025553466-32
40 to 44629675526776
45 to 497207755467166
50 to 546876753867149
55 to 597337752666207
60 to 648408770387138
65 to 699679772086247
70 to 748558660075255
75 to 796006543654164
80 to 84354333434311
85 and over365333534312
Total population10,6191001008,6571001001,962
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 Dromana - Safety Beach 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 higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 13.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 29.6% 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 Dromana - Safety Beach and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (8.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (9.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (7.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.6% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Dromana - Safety Beach's population increased by 1,962 people (22.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.17% per year over the period.

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

  • 70 to 74 (+255 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+247 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+207 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+166 persons)

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