Recent arrivals - Five year age groups
In Rockhampton, 3,030 people arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.
The age structure of recent arrivals provides an insight into when people move from overseas to settle in the local area. Generally, recent migrants across Australia are younger than the total population, being concentrated in their 20s, but particular areas may attract more families or older migrants.
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'
People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011
|Five year age groups|
|Rockhampton - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Brisbane SD|
|0 to 4||141||4.7||4.3||10|
|5 to 9||273||9.0||8.2||11|
|10 to 14||248||8.2||6.8||12|
|15 to 19||212||7.0||7.1||13|
|20 to 24||241||8.0||14.6||14|
|25 to 29||447||14.8||16.8||15|
|30 to 34||426||14.1||13.1||16|
|35 to 39||361||11.9||9.9||17|
|40 to 44||280||9.2||7.6||18|
|45 to 49||192||6.3||5.0||19|
|50 to 54||112||3.7||2.7||20|
|55 to 59||52||1.7||1.6||21|
|60 to 64||27||0.9||1.0||22|
|65 to 69||9||0.3||0.6||23|
|70 to 74||0||0.0||0.3||24|
|75 to 79||9||0.3||0.2||25|
|80 to 84||0||0.0||0.1||26|
|85 and over||0||0.0||0.0||27|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of recent overseas arrivals of Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 21.8% of recent overseas arrivals were aged between 0 and 14, and 0.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.3% and 1.2% respectively for Brisbane SD.
The major differences between the recent overseas arriving population age structure of Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:
- A larger percentage of people aged 35 to 39 (11.9% compared to 9.9%)
- A larger percentage of people aged 40 to 44 (9.2% compared to 7.6%)
- A smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 24 (8.0% compared to 14.6%)
- A smaller percentage of people aged 25 to 29 (14.8% compared to 16.8%)