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Service age groups

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Redland City had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Brisbane in 2016.

The Age Structure of Redland City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Redland City'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 Redland City'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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,1025.56.58,6216.27.0-519
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)13,5889.29.413,1839.59.2+405
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)11,9328.17.412,3178.98.0-385
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)11,9048.110.212,0258.710.5-121
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)15,76910.715.114,68310.614.8+1,086
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)28,93019.720.929,62621.421.6-696
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)21,14814.412.119,41514.012.0+1,733
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)18,24112.49.615,21011.09.0+3,031
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)14,1159.67.210,8627.86.4+3,253
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,2792.21.72,7232.01.6+556

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Brisbane: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Brisbane: 9.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Brisbane: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Brisbane: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Brisbane: 15.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Brisbane: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Brisbane: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Brisbane: 9.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Brisbane: 7.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Brisbane: 1.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Redland City: 5.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Redland City: 9.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Redland City: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Redland City: 8.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Redland City: 10.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Redland City: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Redland City: 14.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Redland City: 12.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Redland City: 9.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Redland City: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Redland City: -519 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Redland City: +405 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Redland City: -385 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Redland City: -121 Young workforce (25 to 34), Redland City: +1,086 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Redland City: -696 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Redland City: +1,733 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Redland City: +3,031 Seniors (70 to 84), Redland City: +3,253 Elderly aged (85 and over), Redland City: +556
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Redland City in 2016 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 22.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.3% and 18.4% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.4% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.6% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.4% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.7% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Redland City's population increased by 8,343 people (6.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.18% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+3,253 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,031 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,733 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,086 people)

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