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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Five year age groups

There were 4,197 people over the age of 85 living in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011, with largest age group being 40 to 44 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.

To get a more complete picture Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 48,4515.86.57,7925.76.3+659
5 to 98,9686.26.08,6936.46.3+275
10 to 149,1476.35.99,2406.86.4-93
15 to 199,1116.36.39,3326.86.7-221
20 to 247,1384.97.56,3894.77.4+749
25 to 295,9004.17.95,5654.17.1+335
30 to 346,4474.57.57,3185.47.7-871
35 to 398,9806.27.58,9996.67.9-19
40 to 4410,2407.17.59,4997.07.5+741
45 to 499,9126.96.99,6617.17.2+251
50 to 549,7166.76.48,9146.56.4+802
55 to 599,2756.45.69,4046.95.9-129
60 to 6410,1947.05.18,6096.34.5+1,585
65 to 699,1716.33.97,3815.43.6+1,790
70 to 747,3275.13.06,3254.63.0+1,002
75 to 795,7484.02.45,8254.32.6-77
80 to 844,6863.22.04,2503.12.0+436
85 and over4,1972.91.83,2872.41.6+910

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +910 80 to 84, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +436 75 to 79, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -77 70 to 74, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,002 65 to 69, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,790 60 to 64, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,585 55 to 59, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -129 50 to 54, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +802 45 to 49, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +251 40 to 44, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +741 35 to 39, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -19 30 to 34, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -871 25 to 29, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +335 20 to 24, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +749 15 to 19, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -221 10 to 14, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -93 5 to 9, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +275 0 to 4, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +659
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 21.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 13.1% 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 (6.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (4.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Mornington Peninsula Shire's population increased by 8,125 people (6.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.16% 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 (+1,790 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+1,585 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+1,002 persons)
  • 85 and over (+910 persons)