Five year age groups
There were 182 people over the age of 85 living in Hastings in 2016, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.
The Age Structure of Hastings provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Hastings'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?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of Hastings in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 19.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 20.9% 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 Hastings and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.5% compared to 4.2%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.4% compared to 4.8%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.0% compared to 4.5%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.7% compared to 5.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Hastings's population increased by 895 people (10.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.97% 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 (+187 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+156 persons)
- 75 to 79 (+92 persons)
- 45 to 49 (+81 persons)