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Rockhampton

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 1,609 people over the age of 85 living in Rockhampton in 2016, with largest age group being 5 to 9 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Rockhampton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
0 to 45,5076.96.15,6227.36.8-115
5 to 95,6507.16.75,2176.86.7+433
10 to 145,4196.86.55,5647.26.9-145
15 to 195,5487.06.25,6807.46.7-132
20 to 245,4086.86.05,4897.16.0-81
25 to 295,6277.16.15,3567.06.3+271
30 to 345,4626.96.34,9456.46.1+517
35 to 394,7696.06.14,7826.26.8-13
40 to 444,7706.06.75,0706.67.1-300
45 to 495,1246.46.95,1516.77.1-27
50 to 545,2226.66.85,0726.66.9+150
55 to 595,0656.46.64,4235.86.2+642
60 to 644,2205.36.03,9125.16.0+308
65 to 693,6454.65.73,0744.04.7+571
70 to 742,7903.54.32,4923.23.5+298
75 to 792,2422.83.02,0982.72.6+144
80 to 841,6472.12.01,5522.01.9+95
85 and over1,6092.01.91,3271.71.7+282
Total population79,724100.0100.076,826100.0100.0+2,898
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Rockhampton in 2016 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, 20.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.3% and 17.0% respectively for Regional QLD.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (7.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.6% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (3.5% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Rockhampton's population increased by 2,898 people (3.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.74% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 59 (+642 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+571 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+517 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+433 persons)