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Brisbane LGA

Five year age groups

There were 18,659 people over the age of 85 living in Brisbane LGA in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of Brisbane LGA provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Brisbane LGA'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 Brisbane LGA'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Brisbane LGA - Total persons (Usual residence)20112001Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2011
0 to 465,8956.37.053,2616.16.8+12,634
5 to 960,9115.86.653,3046.17.2+7,607
10 to 1459,0405.76.552,7886.17.2+6,252
15 to 1967,7486.56.963,8297.37.6+3,919
20 to 2491,6148.87.674,8208.67.4+16,794
25 to 2993,5329.07.773,8288.57.5+19,704
30 to 3482,6607.97.271,6038.27.7+11,057
35 to 3981,1537.87.465,5937.57.6+15,560
40 to 4477,1427.47.363,1977.37.5+13,945
45 to 4970,1826.76.959,5256.87.0+10,657
50 to 5464,5136.26.457,1166.66.8+7,397
55 to 5956,2005.45.643,4025.05.1+12,798
60 to 6449,9564.85.232,9683.83.8+16,988
65 to 6935,9603.53.826,6863.13.0+9,274
70 to 7426,8822.62.726,1413.02.8+741
75 to 7921,3632.12.023,2732.72.3-1,910
80 to 8418,4111.81.616,0821.81.6+2,329
85 and over18,6591.81.613,2551.51.2+5,404

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% 80 to 84, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% 75 to 79, Greater Brisbane: 2.0% 70 to 74, Greater Brisbane: 2.7% 65 to 69, Greater Brisbane: 3.8% 60 to 64, Greater Brisbane: 5.2% 55 to 59, Greater Brisbane: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Brisbane: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Brisbane: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Brisbane: 7.3% 35 to 39, Greater Brisbane: 7.4% 30 to 34, Greater Brisbane: 7.2% 25 to 29, Greater Brisbane: 7.7% 20 to 24, Greater Brisbane: 7.6% 15 to 19, Greater Brisbane: 6.9% 10 to 14, Greater Brisbane: 6.5% 5 to 9, Greater Brisbane: 6.6% 0 to 4, Greater Brisbane: 7.0% 85 and over, Brisbane LGA: 1.8% 80 to 84, Brisbane LGA: 1.8% 75 to 79, Brisbane LGA: 2.1% 70 to 74, Brisbane LGA: 2.6% 65 to 69, Brisbane LGA: 3.5% 60 to 64, Brisbane LGA: 4.8% 55 to 59, Brisbane LGA: 5.4% 50 to 54, Brisbane LGA: 6.2% 45 to 49, Brisbane LGA: 6.7% 40 to 44, Brisbane LGA: 7.4% 35 to 39, Brisbane LGA: 7.8% 30 to 34, Brisbane LGA: 7.9% 25 to 29, Brisbane LGA: 9.0% 20 to 24, Brisbane LGA: 8.8% 15 to 19, Brisbane LGA: 6.5% 10 to 14, Brisbane LGA: 5.7% 5 to 9, Brisbane LGA: 5.8% 0 to 4, Brisbane LGA: 6.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2001 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2001 to 2011 85 and over, Brisbane LGA: +5,404 80 to 84, Brisbane LGA: +2,329 75 to 79, Brisbane LGA: -1,910 70 to 74, Brisbane LGA: +741 65 to 69, Brisbane LGA: +9,274 60 to 64, Brisbane LGA: +16,988 55 to 59, Brisbane LGA: +12,798 50 to 54, Brisbane LGA: +7,397 45 to 49, Brisbane LGA: +10,657 40 to 44, Brisbane LGA: +13,945 35 to 39, Brisbane LGA: +15,560 30 to 34, Brisbane LGA: +11,057 25 to 29, Brisbane LGA: +19,704 20 to 24, Brisbane LGA: +16,794 15 to 19, Brisbane LGA: +3,919 10 to 14, Brisbane LGA: +6,252 5 to 9, Brisbane LGA: +7,607 0 to 4, Brisbane LGA: +12,634
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Brisbane LGA in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.1% and 11.8% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences between the age structure of Brisbane LGA and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (9.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (8.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.9% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (5.7% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2011, Brisbane LGA's population increased by 171,150 people (19.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.81% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2001 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 29 (+19,704 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+16,988 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+16,794 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+15,560 persons)

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