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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Service age groups

The age structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Rockhampton provides insights into the demand for age-based services. Typically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations around Australia have a younger age structure than the total population, but age structures vary greatly between areas.

To get a more complete picture, Rockhampton's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Highest Level of Schooling information.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Service age groups
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Rockhampton20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Queensland - ATSI %Number%Queensland - ATSI %2011 to 2016
0 to 476713.111.7----13.0--
5 to 111,09718.717.0----17.3--
12 to 1782814.113.3----14.0--
18 to 2470212.012.7----12.2--
25 to 3472012.313.2----13.1--
35 to 4988815.216.5----17.5--
50 to 594627.98.5----7.3--
60 to 641312.22.8----2.3--
65 and over2634.54.4----3.2--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Service age groups, 2016
Service age groups, 2016 0 to 4, Queensland - ATSI: 11.7% 5 to 11, Queensland - ATSI: 17.0% 12 to 17, Queensland - ATSI: 13.3% 18 to 24, Queensland - ATSI: 12.7% 25 to 34, Queensland - ATSI: 13.2% 35 to 49, Queensland - ATSI: 16.5% 50 to 59, Queensland - ATSI: 8.5% 60 to 64, Queensland - ATSI: 2.8% 65 and over, Queensland - ATSI: 4.4% 0 to 4, Rockhampton - ATSI: 13.1% 5 to 11, Rockhampton - ATSI: 18.7% 12 to 17, Rockhampton - ATSI: 14.1% 18 to 24, Rockhampton - ATSI: 12.0% 25 to 34, Rockhampton - ATSI: 12.3% 35 to 49, Rockhampton - ATSI: 15.2% 50 to 59, Rockhampton - ATSI: 7.9% 60 to 64, Rockhampton - ATSI: 2.2% 65 and over, Rockhampton - ATSI: 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service age groups in Rockhampton in 2016 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age group (65+ years).

Overall, 46.0% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Rockhampton was aged between 0 and 17, and 4.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 42.0% and 4.4% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland - ATSI.

The major differences between the age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Rockhampton and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 5 to 11 years (18.7% compared to 17.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 0 to 4 years (13.1% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 35 to 49 years (15.2% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (12.3% compared to 13.2%)

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