The Census usual resident population of Sheldon in 2016 was 1,697, living in 564 dwellings with an average household size of 3.11. There were 12 people over the age of 85 living in Sheldon in 2016, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.
The Age Structure of Sheldon 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 Sheldon’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 Sheldon 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, 17.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.0% 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 Sheldon and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (9.7% compared to 7.3%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (8.1% compared to 6.0%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.6% compared to 4.5%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (3.2% compared to 5.7%)
From 2011 to 2016, Sheldon’s population increased by 7 people (0.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.08% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Sheldon between 2011 and 2016.