The Census usual resident population of Victoria Point in 2016 was 15,019, living in 6,018 dwellings with an average household size of 2.56. There were 691 people over the age of 85 living in Victoria Point in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.
The Age Structure of Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria Point 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 24.6% 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 Victoria Point and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (4.6% compared to 2.2%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (4.0% compared to 2.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (4.5% compared to 3.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (5.7% compared to 4.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Victoria Point’s population increased by 277 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.37% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 55 to 59 (+251 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+238 persons)
- 40 to 44 (-170 persons)
- 10 to 14 (-167 persons)