The Age Structure of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands provides insights into the island’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 the Southern Moreton Bay Islands’ 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 Southern Moreton Bay Islands in 2011 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, 16.4% of the population were aged between 0 and 15, and 24.1% were aged 65 and over, compared with 20.1% and 14.5% respectively for Redland City.
The major differences between the age structure of Southern Moreton Bay Islands and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (12.5% compared to 6.3%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (10.6% compared to 4.7%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.2% compared to 3.3%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (9.2% compared to 6.6%)
From 2006 to 2011, Southern Moreton Bay Islands’ population increased by 1,398 people (33.1%). The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:
- 65 to 69 (+240 persons)
- 60 to 64 (+160 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+160 persons)
- 0 to 4 (+142 persons)