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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Five year age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Mornington Peninsula Shire's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

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 (Usual residence)20162001Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2001 to 2016
0 to 48,0075.26.47,7506.06.4+257
5 to 99,6016.26.29,0067.06.7+595
10 to 149,2316.05.79,4237.36.7-192
15 to 198,9455.86.08,4556.66.8+490
20 to 247,4094.87.46,2514.87.2+1,158
25 to 296,5614.28.16,5245.17.6+37
30 to 346,9304.58.27,8576.18.2-927
35 to 397,8375.17.38,8106.87.9-973
40 to 4410,0816.57.09,4807.47.7+601
45 to 4910,9097.06.98,5366.66.9+2,373
50 to 5410,3436.76.28,5176.66.5+1,826
55 to 5910,4656.85.77,5655.95.0+2,900
60 to 6410,5376.84.96,7845.34.0+3,753
65 to 6911,3207.34.46,3915.03.4+4,929
70 to 749,5786.23.36,4865.03.2+3,092
75 to 797,1984.62.55,3084.12.6+1,890
80 to 844,9733.21.93,3682.61.7+1,605
85 and over5,0593.32.02,4201.91.4+2,639
Total population154,984100.0100.0128,931100.0100.0+26,053
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, 17.3% 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%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire's population increased by 26,053 people (20.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.23% 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 (+4,929 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+3,753 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+3,092 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+2,900 persons)