Five year age groups
There were 163 people over the age of 85 living in Hillcott Ward in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.
The Age Structure of Hillcott Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Hillcott Ward's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.
Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of Hillcott Ward in 2016 compared to City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 17.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.6% and 18.2% respectively for City of Tea Tree Gully.
The major differences between the age structure of Hillcott Ward and City of Tea Tree Gully were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (8.0% compared to 6.6%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (7.3% compared to 6.2%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (7.9% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (2.2% compared to 3.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Hillcott Ward's population decreased by 125 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.17% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 65 to 69 (+429 persons)
- 45 to 49 (-209 persons)
- 25 to 29 (-184 persons)
- 30 to 34 (+161 persons)