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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Five year age groups

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There were 179 people over the age of 85 living in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2016, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds.

The Age Structure of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
0 to 41052.45.21413.55.8-36
5 to 91493.46.21854.66.2-36
10 to 141493.46.01553.86.3-6
15 to 191513.45.81423.56.3+9
20 to 24922.14.81162.94.9-24
25 to 29912.14.2852.14.1+6
30 to 341072.44.51062.64.5+1
35 to 391543.55.11443.56.2+10
40 to 441984.56.52626.57.1-64
45 to 492345.37.01493.76.9+85
50 to 542535.76.72355.86.7+18
55 to 593217.36.82917.26.4+30
60 to 644389.96.848812.07.0-50
65 to 6965414.87.347211.66.3+182
70 to 7455112.56.245311.25.1+98
75 to 793999.04.62756.84.0+124
80 to 841954.43.22125.23.2-17
85 and over1794.03.31513.72.9+28
Total population4,420100.0100.04,062100.0100.0+358
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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, 9.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 44.8% 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (14.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (12.5% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (9.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (9.9% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie's population increased by 358 people (8.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.7% 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 (+182 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+124 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+98 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+85 persons)

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