The Census usual resident population of Mount Cotton in 2016 was 6,201, living in 2,114 dwellings with an average household size of 3.05. There were 16 people over the age of 85 living in Mount Cotton in 2016, with largest age group being 35 to 39 year olds.
The Age Structure of Mount Cotton 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 Mount Cotton’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 Mount Cotton 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, 26.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 6.2% 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 Mount Cotton and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (9.4% compared to 5.8%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (9.1% compared to 5.5%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.9% compared to 5.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (2.7% compared to 6.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Mount Cotton’s population increased by 1,438 people (30.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 5.4% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 10 to 14 (+138 persons)
- 35 to 39 (+136 persons)
- 40 to 44 (+131 persons)
- 30 to 34 (+124 persons)