The Census usual resident population of Cleveland in 2016 was 14,796, living in 6,814 dwellings with an average household size of 2.27. There were 526 people over the age of 85 living in Cleveland in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.
The Age Structure of Cleveland provides 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 Cleveland’s 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 Cleveland in 2016 compared to Redland City shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+). Overall, 14.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 25.7% 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 Cleveland and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.3% compared to 4.5%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (4.7% compared to 3.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (4.6% compared to 6.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (3.7% compared to 5.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Cleveland’s population increased by 389 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.53% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 65 to 69 (+268 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+229 persons)
- 75 to 79 (+148 persons)
- 20 to 24 (-102 persons)