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Somerville

Five year age groups

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There were 258 people over the age of 85 living in Somerville in 2016, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of Somerville provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Somerville'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 Somerville'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Somerville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
0 to 46425.75.26956.45.8-54
5 to 97076.36.27596.96.2-53
10 to 146746.06.08417.76.3-167
15 to 198167.35.88287.66.3-12
20 to 247546.74.87426.84.9+12
25 to 296826.14.26265.74.1+57
30 to 346846.14.55825.34.5+101
35 to 395765.15.16926.36.2-116
40 to 446866.16.57596.97.1-73
45 to 498047.27.09098.36.9-105
50 to 548787.86.78497.86.7+29
55 to 598257.46.86796.26.4+145
60 to 646786.16.86115.67.0+67
65 to 695925.37.34123.86.3+180
70 to 744053.66.22792.55.1+126
75 to 793112.84.62692.54.0+42
80 to 842222.03.22252.13.2-4
85 and over2582.33.31891.72.9+69

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.3% 80 to 84, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.2% 75 to 79, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.6% 70 to 74, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.2% 65 to 69, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.3% 60 to 64, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.8% 55 to 59, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.8% 50 to 54, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.7% 45 to 49, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.0% 40 to 44, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.5% 35 to 39, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.1% 30 to 34, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.5% 25 to 29, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.2% 20 to 24, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.8% 15 to 19, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.8% 10 to 14, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.0% 5 to 9, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.2% 0 to 4, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.2% 85 and over, Somerville: 2.3% 80 to 84, Somerville: 2.0% 75 to 79, Somerville: 2.8% 70 to 74, Somerville: 3.6% 65 to 69, Somerville: 5.3% 60 to 64, Somerville: 6.1% 55 to 59, Somerville: 7.4% 50 to 54, Somerville: 7.8% 45 to 49, Somerville: 7.2% 40 to 44, Somerville: 6.1% 35 to 39, Somerville: 5.1% 30 to 34, Somerville: 6.1% 25 to 29, Somerville: 6.1% 20 to 24, Somerville: 6.7% 15 to 19, Somerville: 7.3% 10 to 14, Somerville: 6.0% 5 to 9, Somerville: 6.3% 0 to 4, Somerville: 5.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Somerville: +69 80 to 84, Somerville: -4 75 to 79, Somerville: +42 70 to 74, Somerville: +126 65 to 69, Somerville: +180 60 to 64, Somerville: +67 55 to 59, Somerville: +145 50 to 54, Somerville: +29 45 to 49, Somerville: -105 40 to 44, Somerville: -73 35 to 39, Somerville: -116 30 to 34, Somerville: +101 25 to 29, Somerville: +57 20 to 24, Somerville: +12 15 to 19, Somerville: -12 10 to 14, Somerville: -167 5 to 9, Somerville: -53 0 to 4, Somerville: -54
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Somerville 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, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.0% 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 Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (3.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.3% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (2.8% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Somerville's population increased by 244 people (2.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.44% 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 (+180 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-167 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+145 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+126 persons)

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