Service age groups
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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 (60 to 69)' (12.4% compared to 9.6%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.6% compared to 7.2%)
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.4% compared to 12.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (10.7% compared to 15.1%)
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)