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There were 1,327 people over the age of 85 living in Rockhampton in 2011, with largest age group being 15 to 19 year olds.

The Age Structure of Rockhampton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Rockhampton'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 Rockhampton'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
Rockhampton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
0 to 45,6227.36.84,8466.76.5+776
5 to 95,2176.86.75,2157.27.0+2
10 to 145,5647.26.95,6387.87.4-74
15 to 195,6807.46.75,7007.96.7-20
20 to 245,4897.16.05,2167.26.2+273
25 to 295,3567.06.34,4226.15.9+934
30 to 344,9456.46.14,5376.36.6+408
35 to 394,7826.26.84,8096.77.1-27
40 to 445,0706.67.15,0136.97.4+57
45 to 495,1516.77.15,0697.07.4+82
50 to 545,0726.66.94,6236.46.7+449
55 to 594,4235.86.24,0765.66.5+347
60 to 643,9125.16.03,2784.55.2+634
65 to 693,0744.04.72,7713.84.1+303
70 to 742,4923.23.52,3813.33.2+111
75 to 792,0982.72.62,0202.82.7+78
80 to 841,5522.01.91,4672.01.9+85
85 and over1,3271.71.71,2261.71.5+101

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, Rockhampton: 1.7% 80 to 84, Rockhampton: 2.0% 75 to 79, Rockhampton: 2.7% 70 to 74, Rockhampton: 3.2% 65 to 69, Rockhampton: 4.0% 60 to 64, Rockhampton: 5.1% 55 to 59, Rockhampton: 5.8% 50 to 54, Rockhampton: 6.6% 45 to 49, Rockhampton: 6.7% 40 to 44, Rockhampton: 6.6% 35 to 39, Rockhampton: 6.2% 30 to 34, Rockhampton: 6.4% 25 to 29, Rockhampton: 7.0% 20 to 24, Rockhampton: 7.1% 15 to 19, Rockhampton: 7.4% 10 to 14, Rockhampton: 7.2% 5 to 9, Rockhampton: 6.8% 0 to 4, Rockhampton: 7.3%
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, Rockhampton: +101 80 to 84, Rockhampton: +85 75 to 79, Rockhampton: +78 70 to 74, Rockhampton: +111 65 to 69, Rockhampton: +303 60 to 64, Rockhampton: +634 55 to 59, Rockhampton: +347 50 to 54, Rockhampton: +449 45 to 49, Rockhampton: +82 40 to 44, Rockhampton: +57 35 to 39, Rockhampton: -27 30 to 34, Rockhampton: +408 25 to 29, Rockhampton: +934 20 to 24, Rockhampton: +273 15 to 19, Rockhampton: -20 10 to 14, Rockhampton: -74 5 to 9, Rockhampton: +2 0 to 4, Rockhampton: +776
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 Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Regional QLD 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, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.4% and 14.4% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major differences between the age structure of Rockhampton and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (7.4% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (5.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.0% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rockhampton's population increased by 4,519 people (6.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.22% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+934 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+776 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+634 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+449 persons)

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