Australian Bureau of Statistics
2032.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile -- A Regional Analysis, 2001
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2004
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Queensland Coastal Population Amongst Oldest In Australia
Some of the oldest populations in Australia were found in Queensland coastal areas popular with retirees, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
In the Sunshine Coast (Statistical Sub-Division, or SSD) almost one in five people were aged 65 years and over, compared to one in eight in Australia as a whole.
The report used results from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to describe the major differences in the socio-demographic characteristics of people living in different parts of Australia.
Some major findings of the report relating to Queensland include:
Further information is in Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile - A Regional Analysis (cat. no. 2032.0).
Media Note: The report was based on ABS geographical areas called Statistical Divisions (SDs). However, to give more evenly sized regions, SDs in populous areas have generally been disaggregated to Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) or Statistical Region Sectors (SRSs). Specifically, information is presented for 28 regions in Queensland, including 17 in Brisbane.
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