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South Gippsland Shire

Five year age groups

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There were 808 people over the age of 85 living in South Gippsland Shire in 2016, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds.

The Age Structure of South Gippsland 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 South Gippsland 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 South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,5895.55.81,5935.96.3-4
5 to 91,7766.26.31,6856.26.2+91
10 to 141,7576.16.11,8666.96.7-109
15 to 191,6145.66.11,6736.16.8-59
20 to 241,1474.05.51,1794.35.5-32
25 to 291,2014.25.41,1994.45.2+2
30 to 341,3234.65.51,1964.45.2+127
35 to 391,3334.65.41,5645.76.1-231
40 to 441,6635.86.11,7486.46.7-85
45 to 491,8886.66.61,8806.97.0+8
50 to 542,0697.26.82,0417.57.1+28
55 to 592,2357.87.12,0407.56.9+195
60 to 642,3088.06.92,2098.16.6+99
65 to 692,3518.26.61,7136.35.2+638
70 to 741,6885.94.91,2814.74.1+407
75 to 791,1604.03.69343.43.2+226
80 to 847912.82.67402.72.6+51
85 and over8082.82.76722.52.3+136
Total population28,701100.0100.027,213100.0100.0+1,488
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 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 South Gippsland Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC 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, 17.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 23.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.2% and 20.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the age structure of South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (8.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (8.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (4.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.2% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, South Gippsland Shire's population increased by 1,488 people (5.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.07% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+638 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+407 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-231 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+226 persons)