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Non-English speakers - Five year age groups

In 2011, there were 4,308 non-English speakers living in Rockhampton, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of the non-English speaking population in Rockhampton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care, and language services. Non-English speaking populations may have a quite different age profile to the general population, for instance in a student area, they are likely to be younger, however an area which received a lot of post-war migration may have an older non-English speaking population, and perhaps many second-generation speakers.

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 of Rockhampton's non-English speaking 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)?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Five year age groups
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
0 to 42996.96.01967.95.7+103
5 to 92656.25.31124.55.5+153
10 to 142836.65.31516.16.0+132
15 to 192676.26.41385.57.1+129
20 to 242636.19.91937.79.7+70
25 to 2947010.911.02399.68.5+231
30 to 3454312.610.02359.48.0+308
35 to 3948811.38.52389.58.0+250
40 to 444139.67.52269.18.2+187
45 to 493067.16.91897.67.5+117
50 to 542145.05.81546.26.4+60
55 to 591543.64.81275.15.3+27
60 to 641283.03.91034.13.7+25
65 to 69801.92.6602.43.1+20
70 to 74501.22.2441.82.5+6
75 to 79330.81.7391.62.0-6
80 to 84290.71.2271.11.6+2
85 and over230.51.0230.91.00

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, Brisbane SD: 1.0% 80 to 84, Brisbane SD: 1.2% 75 to 79, Brisbane SD: 1.7% 70 to 74, Brisbane SD: 2.2% 65 to 69, Brisbane SD: 2.6% 60 to 64, Brisbane SD: 3.9% 55 to 59, Brisbane SD: 4.8% 50 to 54, Brisbane SD: 5.8% 45 to 49, Brisbane SD: 6.9% 40 to 44, Brisbane SD: 7.5% 35 to 39, Brisbane SD: 8.5% 30 to 34, Brisbane SD: 10.0% 25 to 29, Brisbane SD: 11.0% 20 to 24, Brisbane SD: 9.9% 15 to 19, Brisbane SD: 6.4% 10 to 14, Brisbane SD: 5.3% 5 to 9, Brisbane SD: 5.3% 0 to 4, Brisbane SD: 6.0% 85 and over, Rockhampton: 0.5% 80 to 84, Rockhampton: 0.7% 75 to 79, Rockhampton: 0.8% 70 to 74, Rockhampton: 1.2% 65 to 69, Rockhampton: 1.9% 60 to 64, Rockhampton: 3.0% 55 to 59, Rockhampton: 3.6% 50 to 54, Rockhampton: 5.0% 45 to 49, Rockhampton: 7.1% 40 to 44, Rockhampton: 9.6% 35 to 39, Rockhampton: 11.3% 30 to 34, Rockhampton: 12.6% 25 to 29, Rockhampton: 10.9% 20 to 24, Rockhampton: 6.1% 15 to 19, Rockhampton: 6.2% 10 to 14, Rockhampton: 6.6% 5 to 9, Rockhampton: 6.2% 0 to 4, Rockhampton: 6.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id 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: 0 80 to 84, Rockhampton: +2 75 to 79, Rockhampton: -6 70 to 74, Rockhampton: +6 65 to 69, Rockhampton: +20 60 to 64, Rockhampton: +25 55 to 59, Rockhampton: +27 50 to 54, Rockhampton: +60 45 to 49, Rockhampton: +117 40 to 44, Rockhampton: +187 35 to 39, Rockhampton: +250 30 to 34, Rockhampton: +308 25 to 29, Rockhampton: +231 20 to 24, Rockhampton: +70 15 to 19, Rockhampton: +129 10 to 14, Rockhampton: +132 5 to 9, Rockhampton: +153 0 to 4, Rockhampton: +103
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the non-English speaking population in 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, 19.7% of the non-English speaking population was aged between 0 and 14, and 5.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 16.7% and 8.7% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the age groups of the non-English speaking population in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 35 to 39 (11.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 30 to 34 (12.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 40 to 44 (9.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 24 (6.1% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rockhampton's non-English speaking population increased by 1,814 people (72.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 11.55% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age groups of the non-English speaking population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+308 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+250 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+231 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+187 persons)

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