The Census usual resident population of Alexandra Hills in 2016 was 16,330, living in 6,143 dwellings with an average household size of 2.76. There were 269 people over the age of 85 living in Alexandra Hills in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.
The Age Structure of Alexandra Hills provides key insights into the suburb’s age profile which is a key consideration during disaster preparation, response and recovery to accommodate the needs of the community. It is also an indicator of Alexandra Hills’ level of demand for age based services and how it is likely to change in the future.
Analysis of the five year age groups of Alexandra Hills in 2016 compared to Redland City 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, 20.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.8% and 17.8% respectively for Redland City.
The major differences between the age structure of Alexandra Hills and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.1% compared to 5.7%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.4% compared to 5.0%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (2.9% compared to 4.5%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.9% compared to 6.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Alexandra Hills’s population decreased by 488 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.59% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 15 to 19 (-299 persons)
- 65 to 69 (+263 persons)
- 0 to 4 (-242 persons)
- 20 to 24 (-155 persons)