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Brisbane LGA

Five year age groups

There were 16,167 people over the age of 85 living in Brisbane LGA in 2006, with largest age group being 20 to 24 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

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Age structure - Five year age groups
Brisbane LGA - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
0 to 459,5036.26.753,2616.16.8+6,242
5 to 956,0295.96.753,3046.17.2+2,725
10 to 1457,4486.07.052,7886.17.2+4,660
15 to 1965,1076.87.163,8297.37.6+1,278
20 to 2485,7629.07.774,8208.67.4+10,942
25 to 2976,3468.06.973,8288.57.5+2,518
30 to 3477,8778.17.571,6038.27.7+6,274
35 to 3974,8957.87.665,5937.57.6+9,302
40 to 4469,7617.37.463,1977.37.5+6,564
45 to 4965,7026.97.159,5256.87.0+6,177
50 to 5459,8006.36.457,1166.66.8+2,684
55 to 5955,0105.86.143,4025.05.1+11,608
60 to 6440,3574.24.532,9683.83.8+7,389
65 to 6930,1433.23.326,6863.13.0+3,457
70 to 7424,3902.62.526,1413.02.8-1,751
75 to 7923,0522.42.323,2732.72.3-221
80 to 8418,7822.01.716,0821.81.6+2,700
85 and over16,1671.71.413,2551.51.2+2,912
Total population956,131100.0100.0870,671100.0100.0+85,460
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane 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, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.4% and 11.3% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (9.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.9% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2006, Brisbane LGA's population increased by 85,460 people (9.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.89% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2001 and 2006 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 59 (+11,608 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+10,942 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+9,302 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+7,389 persons)