Mornington Peninsula Shire
Five year age groups
There were 5,059 people over the age of 85 living in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds.
The Age Structure of Mornington Peninsula Shire provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Mornington Peninsula Shire'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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 17.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 24.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major differences between the age structure of Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (7.3% compared to 4.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.2% compared to 3.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.2% compared to 8.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.5% compared to 8.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire's population increased by 10,376 people (7.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.4% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 70 to 74 (+2,251 persons)
- 65 to 69 (+2,149 persons)
- 75 to 79 (+1,450 persons)
- 55 to 59 (+1,190 persons)