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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Five year age groups

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There were 3,022 females 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.


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 females (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 43,8614.86.14,1255.56.2-264
5 to 94,7335.95.94,3495.85.8+384
10 to 144,4555.65.44,4546.05.7+1
15 to 194,2715.35.84,3195.86.1-48
20 to 243,4424.37.23,3364.57.3+106
25 to 293,3254.28.03,0324.17.8+293
30 to 343,7084.68.23,3904.57.4+318
35 to 394,1415.27.24,7626.47.5-621
40 to 445,3196.67.05,4507.37.6-131
45 to 495,7947.26.95,0686.87.0+726
50 to 545,2936.66.35,0336.76.5+260
55 to 595,5246.95.84,9106.65.7+614
60 to 645,6337.05.05,4577.35.2+176
65 to 696,0867.64.54,8796.53.9+1,207
70 to 745,0896.43.43,8205.13.1+1,269
75 to 793,7664.72.73,0034.02.6+763
80 to 842,6513.32.12,5303.42.2+121
85 and over3,0223.82.42,6483.62.4+374
Total population80,113100.0100.074,565100.0100.0+5,548
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the female five year age groups of Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of females in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of females in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 16.3% of the female population was aged between 0 and 15, and 25.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.5% and 15.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the female age structure of Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of females aged 65 to 69 (7.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of females aged 70 to 74 (6.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of females aged 25 to 29 (4.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of females aged 30 to 34 (4.6% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire's female population increased by 5,548 people (7.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.45% per year over the period.

The largest changes in female age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 70 to 74 (+1,269 females)
  • 65 to 69 (+1,207 females)
  • 75 to 79 (+763 females)
  • 45 to 49 (+726 females)

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