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There were 168 people over the age of 85 living in Hastings in 2011, 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.

To get a more complete picture Hastings'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
Hastings - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
0 to 46657.65.85367.55.7+129
5 to 95846.76.24986.96.4+86
10 to 145406.26.35768.06.8-36
15 to 195796.66.35147.26.8+65
20 to 245436.24.94516.34.7+92
25 to 296337.24.13845.34.1+248
30 to 345296.14.54296.05.4+99
35 to 395756.66.25057.06.6+70
40 to 445246.07.14866.87.0+38
45 to 495085.86.94346.07.1+74
50 to 545216.06.74586.46.5+63
55 to 595095.86.44576.46.9+52
60 to 645386.27.03444.86.3+194
65 to 694304.96.33234.55.4+107
70 to 743764.35.12643.74.6+111
75 to 793083.54.02433.44.3+66
80 to 842022.33.21452.03.1+57
85 and over1681.92.91402.02.4+28

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, Hastings: 1.9% 80 to 84, Hastings: 2.3% 75 to 79, Hastings: 3.5% 70 to 74, Hastings: 4.3% 65 to 69, Hastings: 4.9% 60 to 64, Hastings: 6.2% 55 to 59, Hastings: 5.8% 50 to 54, Hastings: 6.0% 45 to 49, Hastings: 5.8% 40 to 44, Hastings: 6.0% 35 to 39, Hastings: 6.6% 30 to 34, Hastings: 6.1% 25 to 29, Hastings: 7.2% 20 to 24, Hastings: 6.2% 15 to 19, Hastings: 6.6% 10 to 14, Hastings: 6.2% 5 to 9, Hastings: 6.7% 0 to 4, Hastings: 7.6%
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, Hastings: +28 80 to 84, Hastings: +57 75 to 79, Hastings: +66 70 to 74, Hastings: +111 65 to 69, Hastings: +107 60 to 64, Hastings: +194 55 to 59, Hastings: +52 50 to 54, Hastings: +63 45 to 49, Hastings: +74 40 to 44, Hastings: +38 35 to 39, Hastings: +70 30 to 34, Hastings: +99 25 to 29, Hastings: +248 20 to 24, Hastings: +92 15 to 19, Hastings: +65 10 to 14, Hastings: -36 5 to 9, Hastings: +86 0 to 4, Hastings: +129
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 Hastings in 2011 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, 20.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.0% 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 Hastings and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (7.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.1% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.9% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hastings's population increased by 1,544 people (21.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.97% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+248 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+194 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+129 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+111 persons)