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Rockhampton Regional Council

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2021, the age structure forecasts for Rockhampton Regional Council indicate a 21.7% increase in population under working age, a 30.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 14.0% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of Rockhampton Regional Council is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Rockhampton Regional Council - Total persons201120212036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 5,7377.37,0467.68,2677.3+2,530
5 to 9 5,2536.76,7417.28,0127.1+2,759
10 to 14 5,6737.26,4997.07,9777.1+2,304
15 to 19 5,8527.46,2076.77,8196.9+1,967
20 to 24 5,9287.56,2766.77,5536.7+1,625
25 to 29 5,8357.46,4887.07,4176.6+1,582
30 to 34 5,1226.56,5407.07,3866.5+2,264
35 to 39 4,8746.26,3796.97,4656.6+2,591
40 to 44 5,0946.55,7066.17,2726.4+2,178
45 to 49 5,2376.65,5506.07,1046.3+1,867
50 to 54 5,2676.75,4695.96,6855.9+1,418
55 to 59 4,5285.75,3245.76,0165.3+1,488
60 to 64 3,8994.94,9125.35,4214.8+1,522
65 to 69 3,1063.94,1384.54,9924.4+1,886
70 to 74 2,5403.23,4413.74,5034.0+1,963
75 to 79 2,0982.72,6512.93,9053.5+1,807
80 to 84 1,5872.01,9352.12,8872.6+1,300
85 and over1,3061.71,6961.82,4132.1+1,107
Total persons78,936100.092,998100.0113,096100.0+34,160

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2014.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 2,413 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,887 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 3,905 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 4,503 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 4,992 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 5,421 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 6,016 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 6,685 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 7,104 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 7,272 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 7,465 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 7,386 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 7,417 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 7,553 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 7,819 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 7,977 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 8,012 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 8,267 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2021: 1,696 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2021: 1,935 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2021: 2,651 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2021: 3,441 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2021: 4,138 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2021: 4,912 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2021: 5,324 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2021: 5,469 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2021: 5,550 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2021: 5,706 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2021: 6,379 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2021: 6,540 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2021: 6,488 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2021: 6,276 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2021: 6,207 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2021: 6,499 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2021: 6,741 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2021: 7,046 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 1,306 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 1,587 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 2,098 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 2,540 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 3,106 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 3,899 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 4,528 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 5,267 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 5,237 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 5,094 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 4,874 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 5,122 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 5,835 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 5,928 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 5,852 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 5,673 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 5,253 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 5,737
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2014.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2036: 717 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2036: 952 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2036: 1,254 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2036: 1,062 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2036: 853 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2036: 510 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2036: 693 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2036: 1,216 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2036: 1,554 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2036: 1,566 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2036: 1,087 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2036: 846 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2036: 929 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2036: 1,277 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2036: 1,611 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2036: 1,478 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2036: 1,271 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2036: 1,221 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2021: 390 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2021: 348 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2021: 553 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2021: 901 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2021: 1,032 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2021: 1,013 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2021: 796 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2021: 202 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2021: 313 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2021: 612 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2021: 1,505 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2021: 1,418 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2021: 653 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2021: 348 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2021: 355 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2021: 826 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2021: 1,488 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2021: 1,309
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in Rockhampton Regional Council was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 7.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2021 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 1,505 and account for 6.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2021 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 7,046 persons.

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