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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Five year age groups

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There were 4,918 people over the age of 85 living in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Enumerated)20162001Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2001 to 2016
0 to 47,9485.36.47,7166.26.4+232
5 to 99,5426.36.28,9617.26.8+581
10 to 149,1916.15.79,2007.46.7-9
15 to 198,8985.96.18,3236.76.9+575
20 to 247,3144.97.56,2155.07.3+1,099
25 to 296,5784.48.16,4665.27.7+112
30 to 346,8794.68.27,8416.38.2-962
35 to 397,7505.27.38,6987.07.9-948
40 to 449,9326.67.09,3697.57.7+563
45 to 4910,7647.26.98,4226.77.0+2,342
50 to 5410,1526.86.38,2846.66.5+1,868
55 to 5910,0826.75.77,2135.85.0+2,869
60 to 6410,0606.74.96,2555.04.0+3,805
65 to 6910,4857.04.35,7844.63.3+4,701
70 to 748,6655.83.25,7704.63.1+2,895
75 to 796,5664.42.54,8433.92.6+1,723
80 to 844,6653.11.83,1692.51.6+1,496
85 and over4,9183.32.02,3621.91.4+2,556
Total population150,389100.0100.0124,891100.0100.0+25,498
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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, 17.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 23.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 13.8% 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 (7.0% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (4.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire's population increased by 25,498 people (20.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.25% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2001 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 65 to 69 (+4,701 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+3,805 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+2,895 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+2,869 persons)