The Census usual resident population of Wellington Point in 2016 was 12,363, living in 4,565 dwellings with an average household size of 2.78. There were 169 people over the age of 85 living in Wellington Point in 2016, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.
The Age Structure of Wellington Point 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 Wellington Point’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 Wellington Point 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, 19.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.2% 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 Wellington Point and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (8.7% compared to 7.3%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (8.4% compared to 7.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (7.8% compared to 6.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.0% compared to 5.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Wellington Point’s population increased by 581 people (4.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.97% 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 (+192 persons)
- 65 to 69 (+163 persons)
- 55 to 59 (+152 persons)
- 60 to 64 (+146 persons)