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Overseas born - Five year age groups

In 2011, there were 10,094 overseas born people living in Rockhampton, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds in 2011.

The Age Structure of the overseas born population in Rockhampton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care and language services. Overseas-born populations may have a quite different age profile to the general population, depending on when the main groups migrated. 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 population.

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 overseas-born 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 born overseas

Five year age groups
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
0 to 41551.51.4680.91.2+87
5 to 93303.33.11692.22.7+161
10 to 144154.13.82293.03.7+186
15 to 194094.14.82042.74.9+205
20 to 244314.37.53184.26.9+113
25 to 297197.19.04155.57.3+304
30 to 348288.29.05367.18.0+292
35 to 398898.88.96018.09.1+288
40 to 449239.19.17309.79.9+193
45 to 499199.19.077510.39.3+144
50 to 548928.87.875410.08.3+138
55 to 597847.86.679710.68.4-13
60 to 648017.96.55947.96.0+207
65 to 695645.64.54886.54.6+76
70 to 744234.23.43544.73.4+69
75 to 792752.72.42413.22.7+34
80 to 841941.91.71582.12.0+36
85 and over1431.41.51221.61.5+21

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: 1.5% 80 to 84, Brisbane SD: 1.7% 75 to 79, Brisbane SD: 2.4% 70 to 74, Brisbane SD: 3.4% 65 to 69, Brisbane SD: 4.5% 60 to 64, Brisbane SD: 6.5% 55 to 59, Brisbane SD: 6.6% 50 to 54, Brisbane SD: 7.8% 45 to 49, Brisbane SD: 9.0% 40 to 44, Brisbane SD: 9.1% 35 to 39, Brisbane SD: 8.9% 30 to 34, Brisbane SD: 9.0% 25 to 29, Brisbane SD: 9.0% 20 to 24, Brisbane SD: 7.5% 15 to 19, Brisbane SD: 4.8% 10 to 14, Brisbane SD: 3.8% 5 to 9, Brisbane SD: 3.1% 0 to 4, Brisbane SD: 1.4% 85 and over, Rockhampton: 1.4% 80 to 84, Rockhampton: 1.9% 75 to 79, Rockhampton: 2.7% 70 to 74, Rockhampton: 4.2% 65 to 69, Rockhampton: 5.6% 60 to 64, Rockhampton: 7.9% 55 to 59, Rockhampton: 7.8% 50 to 54, Rockhampton: 8.8% 45 to 49, Rockhampton: 9.1% 40 to 44, Rockhampton: 9.1% 35 to 39, Rockhampton: 8.8% 30 to 34, Rockhampton: 8.2% 25 to 29, Rockhampton: 7.1% 20 to 24, Rockhampton: 4.3% 15 to 19, Rockhampton: 4.1% 10 to 14, Rockhampton: 4.1% 5 to 9, Rockhampton: 3.3% 0 to 4, Rockhampton: 1.5%
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 five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Rockhampton: +21 80 to 84, Rockhampton: +36 75 to 79, Rockhampton: +34 70 to 74, Rockhampton: +69 65 to 69, Rockhampton: +76 60 to 64, Rockhampton: +207 55 to 59, Rockhampton: -13 50 to 54, Rockhampton: +138 45 to 49, Rockhampton: +144 40 to 44, Rockhampton: +193 35 to 39, Rockhampton: +288 30 to 34, Rockhampton: +292 25 to 29, Rockhampton: +304 20 to 24, Rockhampton: +113 15 to 19, Rockhampton: +205 10 to 14, Rockhampton: +186 5 to 9, Rockhampton: +161 0 to 4, Rockhampton: +87
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 overseas born 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) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 8.9% of the overseas born population was aged between 0 and 14, and 15.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 8.3% and 13.6% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the age structure of the overseas born population in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 60 to 64 (7.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 55 to 59 (7.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 24 (4.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 25 to 29 (7.1% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rockhampton's overseas born population increased by 2,541 people (33.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 5.97% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+304 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+292 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+288 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+207 persons)

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