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Low income households - Five year age groups

There were 13,835 people in low income households living in Rockhampton, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds in 2011.

The age structure of the population is a key indicator of the residential role and function of an area, and who it houses. For low income households the age breakdown can tell the story of the area, in terms of whether the low incomes are predominantly due to age (eg. aged pensioners) or other factors. Areas with high pensioner populations, or tertiary students may both have low incomes but for different reasons.

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 for those in low income households should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Types, Tenure, and Occupations.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Five year age groups
Rockhampton - Low income households20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
0 to 45714.14.73652.93.6+206
5 to 95584.04.93743.04.0+184
10 to 145293.84.73793.14.3+150
15 to 194283.14.33673.04.0+61
20 to 244113.04.53002.43.9+111
25 to 293822.83.53022.42.8+80
30 to 343892.83.33703.03.1+19
35 to 394343.13.83783.03.6+56
40 to 444753.44.14433.64.0+32
45 to 495494.04.24803.94.3+69
50 to 546274.54.76205.05.0+7
55 to 598566.26.19357.57.5-79
60 to 641,43310.49.41,37511.110.1+58
65 to 691,70112.310.81,66913.411.1+32
70 to 741,61211.79.61,53012.310.1+82
75 to 791,3199.57.51,27610.38.9+43
80 to 849947.25.78096.55.9+185
85 and over5674.14.14413.63.8+126

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Five year age groups, 2011
Five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Queensland: 4.1% 80 to 84, Queensland: 5.7% 75 to 79, Queensland: 7.5% 70 to 74, Queensland: 9.6% 65 to 69, Queensland: 10.8% 60 to 64, Queensland: 9.4% 55 to 59, Queensland: 6.1% 50 to 54, Queensland: 4.7% 45 to 49, Queensland: 4.2% 40 to 44, Queensland: 4.1% 35 to 39, Queensland: 3.8% 30 to 34, Queensland: 3.3% 25 to 29, Queensland: 3.5% 20 to 24, Queensland: 4.5% 15 to 19, Queensland: 4.3% 10 to 14, Queensland: 4.7% 5 to 9, Queensland: 4.9% 0 to 4, Queensland: 4.7% 85 and over, Rockhampton: 4.1% 80 to 84, Rockhampton: 7.2% 75 to 79, Rockhampton: 9.5% 70 to 74, Rockhampton: 11.7% 65 to 69, Rockhampton: 12.3% 60 to 64, Rockhampton: 10.4% 55 to 59, Rockhampton: 6.2% 50 to 54, Rockhampton: 4.5% 45 to 49, Rockhampton: 4.0% 40 to 44, Rockhampton: 3.4% 35 to 39, Rockhampton: 3.1% 30 to 34, Rockhampton: 2.8% 25 to 29, Rockhampton: 2.8% 20 to 24, Rockhampton: 3.0% 15 to 19, Rockhampton: 3.1% 10 to 14, Rockhampton: 3.8% 5 to 9, Rockhampton: 4.0% 0 to 4, Rockhampton: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Rockhampton: +126 80 to 84, Rockhampton: +185 75 to 79, Rockhampton: +43 70 to 74, Rockhampton: +82 65 to 69, Rockhampton: +32 60 to 64, Rockhampton: +58 55 to 59, Rockhampton: -79 50 to 54, Rockhampton: +7 45 to 49, Rockhampton: +69 40 to 44, Rockhampton: +32 35 to 39, Rockhampton: +56 30 to 34, Rockhampton: +19 25 to 29, Rockhampton: +80 20 to 24, Rockhampton: +111 15 to 19, Rockhampton: +61 10 to 14, Rockhampton: +150 5 to 9, Rockhampton: +184 0 to 4, Rockhampton: +206
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups for low income households in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland, shows that there was a similar proportion of people in low income households in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 12.0% of people in low income households were aged between 0 and 15, and 44.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 14.3% and 37.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the five year age groups of low income households in Rockhampton and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 70 to 74 (11.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 75 to 79 (9.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 65 to 69 (12.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 24 (3.0% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of people in low income households increased by 1,422 people (11.5%) in Rockhampton. This represents an average annual population change of 2.19% per year over the period.

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

  • 0 to 4 (+206 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+185 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+184 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+150 persons)

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