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There were 436 people over the age of 85 living in Mount Eliza in 2011, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of Mount Eliza provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Mount Eliza'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 Mount Eliza'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
Mount Eliza - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
0 to 48935.25.88154.95.7+78
5 to 91,2297.16.21,1717.06.4+58
10 to 141,3427.86.31,3247.96.8+18
15 to 191,2997.56.31,4338.66.8-134
20 to 247974.64.97664.64.7+31
25 to 294012.34.14472.74.1-46
30 to 345273.14.55763.45.4-49
35 to 399655.66.21,0246.16.6-59
40 to 441,3707.97.11,2647.67.0+106
45 to 491,3377.86.91,4238.57.1-86
50 to 541,3387.86.71,2997.86.5+39
55 to 591,2457.26.41,3087.86.9-63
60 to 641,2157.07.01,1246.76.3+91
65 to 691,0486.16.37934.75.4+255
70 to 748004.65.16543.94.6+146
75 to 795623.34.05193.14.3+43
80 to 844312.53.23912.33.1+40
85 and over4362.52.93672.22.4+69

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, Mount Eliza: 2.5% 80 to 84, Mount Eliza: 2.5% 75 to 79, Mount Eliza: 3.3% 70 to 74, Mount Eliza: 4.6% 65 to 69, Mount Eliza: 6.1% 60 to 64, Mount Eliza: 7.0% 55 to 59, Mount Eliza: 7.2% 50 to 54, Mount Eliza: 7.8% 45 to 49, Mount Eliza: 7.8% 40 to 44, Mount Eliza: 7.9% 35 to 39, Mount Eliza: 5.6% 30 to 34, Mount Eliza: 3.1% 25 to 29, Mount Eliza: 2.3% 20 to 24, Mount Eliza: 4.6% 15 to 19, Mount Eliza: 7.5% 10 to 14, Mount Eliza: 7.8% 5 to 9, Mount Eliza: 7.1% 0 to 4, Mount Eliza: 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, Mount Eliza: +69 80 to 84, Mount Eliza: +40 75 to 79, Mount Eliza: +43 70 to 74, Mount Eliza: +146 65 to 69, Mount Eliza: +255 60 to 64, Mount Eliza: +91 55 to 59, Mount Eliza: -63 50 to 54, Mount Eliza: +39 45 to 49, Mount Eliza: -86 40 to 44, Mount Eliza: +106 35 to 39, Mount Eliza: -59 30 to 34, Mount Eliza: -49 25 to 29, Mount Eliza: -46 20 to 24, Mount Eliza: +31 15 to 19, Mount Eliza: -134 10 to 14, Mount Eliza: +18 5 to 9, Mount Eliza: +58 0 to 4, Mount Eliza: +78
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 Mount Eliza 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, 20.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.0% 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 Mount Eliza and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (7.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (2.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (3.1% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Mount Eliza's population increased by 537 people (3.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.64% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+255 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+146 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (-134 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+106 persons)