The Census usual resident population of Redland Bay in 2016 was 15,588, living in 5,614 dwellings with an average household size of 2.87. There were 195 people over the age of 85 living in Redland Bay in 2016, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.
The Age Structure of Redland Bay 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 Redland Bay’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 Redland Bay 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, 21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.5% 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 Redland Bay and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (8.2% compared to 6.6%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (7.6% compared to 6.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (5.9% compared to 7.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (1.3% compared to 2.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Redland Bay’s population increased by 1,942 people (14.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.7% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 70 to 74 (+238 persons)
- 50 to 54 (+227 persons)
- 65 to 69 (+225 persons)
- 5 to 9 (+202 persons)