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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Five year age groups

There were 4,828 people over the age of 85 living in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011, with largest age group being 10 to 14 year olds.

The Age Structure of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
0 to 418,6427.46.816,7347.16.5+1,908
5 to 917,9557.16.717,5417.47.0+413
10 to 1418,7317.46.918,5647.87.4+167
15 to 1917,4046.96.716,7557.16.7+649
20 to 2414,5635.86.014,7946.26.2-232
25 to 2914,8345.96.312,9645.55.9+1,870
30 to 3414,2745.66.114,7736.26.6-499
35 to 3916,0396.36.815,9626.77.1+77
40 to 4416,9016.77.116,3976.97.4+503
45 to 4916,7496.67.116,8217.17.4-73
50 to 5417,2146.86.915,2976.56.7+1,916
55 to 5915,4686.16.214,7206.26.5+748
60 to 6414,9715.96.012,1735.15.2+2,798
65 to 6912,1814.84.79,8474.24.1+2,334
70 to 749,5313.83.58,0693.43.2+1,462
75 to 797,2522.92.66,6792.82.7+573
80 to 845,4082.11.94,7232.01.9+684
85 and over4,8281.91.74,0471.71.5+781

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 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, Regional QLD: 1.7% 80 to 84, Regional QLD: 1.9% 75 to 79, Regional QLD: 2.6% 70 to 74, Regional QLD: 3.5% 65 to 69, Regional QLD: 4.7% 60 to 64, Regional QLD: 6.0% 55 to 59, Regional QLD: 6.2% 50 to 54, Regional QLD: 6.9% 45 to 49, Regional QLD: 7.1% 40 to 44, Regional QLD: 7.1% 35 to 39, Regional QLD: 6.8% 30 to 34, Regional QLD: 6.1% 25 to 29, Regional QLD: 6.3% 20 to 24, Regional QLD: 6.0% 15 to 19, Regional QLD: 6.7% 10 to 14, Regional QLD: 6.9% 5 to 9, Regional QLD: 6.7% 0 to 4, Regional QLD: 6.8% 85 and over, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.9% 80 to 84, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.1% 75 to 79, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.9% 70 to 74, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.8% 65 to 69, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.8% 60 to 64, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.9% 55 to 59, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.1% 50 to 54, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.8% 45 to 49, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.6% 40 to 44, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.7% 35 to 39, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.3% 30 to 34, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.6% 25 to 29, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.9% 20 to 24, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.8% 15 to 19, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.9% 10 to 14, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.4% 5 to 9, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.1% 0 to 4, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.4%
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, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +781 80 to 84, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +684 75 to 79, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +573 70 to 74, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,462 65 to 69, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,334 60 to 64, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,798 55 to 59, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +748 50 to 54, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,916 45 to 49, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -73 40 to 44, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +503 35 to 39, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +77 30 to 34, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -499 25 to 29, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,870 20 to 24, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -232 15 to 19, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +649 10 to 14, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +167 5 to 9, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +413 0 to 4, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,908
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.4% and 14.4% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major difference between the age structure of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Regional QLD is:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.4% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's population increased by 16,079 people (6.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.32% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 60 to 64 (+2,798 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+2,334 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+1,916 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+1,908 persons)

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