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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.


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)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 48,0075.26.48,4515.86.5-444
5 to 99,6016.26.28,9686.26.0+633
10 to 149,2316.05.79,1476.35.9+84
15 to 198,9455.86.09,1116.36.3-166
20 to 247,4094.87.47,1384.97.5+271
25 to 296,5614.28.15,9004.17.9+661
30 to 346,9304.58.26,4474.57.5+483
35 to 397,8375.17.38,9806.27.5-1,143
40 to 4410,0816.57.010,2407.17.5-159
45 to 4910,9097.06.99,9126.96.9+997
50 to 5410,3436.76.29,7166.76.4+627
55 to 5910,4656.85.79,2756.45.6+1,190
60 to 6410,5376.84.910,1947.05.1+343
65 to 6911,3207.34.49,1716.33.9+2,149
70 to 749,5786.23.37,3275.13.0+2,251
75 to 797,1984.62.55,7484.02.4+1,450
80 to 844,9733.21.94,6863.22.0+287
85 and over5,0593.32.04,1972.91.8+862
Total population154,984100.0100.0144,608100.0100.0+10,376
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 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 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)

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