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Brisbane LGA

Service age groups

Brisbane LGA had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Brisbane in 2006.

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 an indicator of Brisbane LGA's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Brisbane LGA - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)59,5036.26.753,2616.16.8+6,242
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)78,8908.39.574,3108.510.1+4,580
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)70,7947.48.566,1517.68.6+4,643
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)114,66212.010.5104,28012.010.6+10,382
Young workforce (25 to 34)154,22316.114.4145,43116.715.2+8,792
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)210,35822.022.1188,31521.622.1+22,043
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)114,81012.012.5100,51811.511.8+14,292
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)70,5007.47.959,6546.96.8+10,846
Seniors (70 to 84)66,2246.96.565,4967.56.7+728
Elderly aged (85 and over)16,0121.71.413,1311.51.2+2,881

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2006
Age structure - service age groups, 2006 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Brisbane: 6.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Brisbane: 9.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Brisbane: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Brisbane: 10.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Brisbane: 14.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Brisbane: 22.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Brisbane: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Brisbane: 7.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Brisbane: 6.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Brisbane LGA: 6.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brisbane LGA: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brisbane LGA: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brisbane LGA: 12.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Brisbane LGA: 16.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brisbane LGA: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brisbane LGA: 12.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brisbane LGA: 7.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Brisbane LGA: 6.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Brisbane LGA: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2001 to 2006
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2001 to 2006 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Brisbane LGA: +6,242 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brisbane LGA: +4,580 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brisbane LGA: +4,643 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brisbane LGA: +10,382 Young workforce (25 to 34), Brisbane LGA: +8,792 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brisbane LGA: +22,043 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brisbane LGA: +14,292 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brisbane LGA: +10,846 Seniors (70 to 84), Brisbane LGA: +728 Elderly aged (85 and over), Brisbane LGA: +2,881
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 24.7% and 15.8% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (16.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (12.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (8.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (7.4% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2006, Brisbane LGA's population increased by 85,429 people (9.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.89% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+22,043 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+14,292 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+10,846 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+10,382 people)

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