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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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,6216.27.07,8766.26.7+745
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)13,1839.59.212,86210.19.5+321
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)12,3178.98.012,1489.58.5+169
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)12,0258.710.511,1378.710.5+888
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)14,68310.614.813,60910.714.4+1,074
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)29,62621.421.628,76422.522.1+862
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)19,41514.012.018,13614.212.5+1,279
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)15,21011.09.011,3758.97.9+3,835
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)10,8627.86.49,6527.66.5+1,210
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,7232.01.62,0551.61.4+668

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Brisbane: 7.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Brisbane: 9.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Brisbane: 8.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Brisbane: 10.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Brisbane: 14.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Brisbane: 21.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Brisbane: 12.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Brisbane: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Brisbane: 6.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Brisbane: 1.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Redland City: 6.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Redland City: 9.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Redland City: 8.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Redland City: 8.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Redland City: 10.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Redland City: 21.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Redland City: 14.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Redland City: 11.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Redland City: 7.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Redland City: 2.0%
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 - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Redland City: +745 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Redland City: +321 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Redland City: +169 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Redland City: +888 Young workforce (25 to 34), Redland City: +1,074 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Redland City: +862 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Redland City: +1,279 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Redland City: +3,835 Seniors (70 to 84), Redland City: +1,210 Elderly aged (85 and over), Redland City: +668
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 service age groups of Redland City in 2011 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, 24.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 24.1% and 16.9% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.0% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.7% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Redland City's population increased by 11,051 people (8.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.67% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,835 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,279 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,210 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,074 people)

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