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Water Gully Ward

Five year age groups

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There were 586 people over the age of 85 living in Water Gully Ward in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Water Gully 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 Water Gully 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.

To get a more complete picture Water Gully Ward's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.


Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Water Gully Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
0 to 48615.25.79105.65.8-50
5 to 99425.76.09906.15.9-48
10 to 149795.95.99145.66.4+65
15 to 199775.96.39445.86.9+33
20 to 248555.15.99435.86.2-88
25 to 299295.65.78995.56.1+31
30 to 341,0176.16.49345.76.0+84
35 to 391,0116.16.41,0786.66.7-67
40 to 441,0466.36.61,1617.17.4-115
45 to 491,1577.07.11,0836.67.5+74
50 to 541,0816.56.91,0936.77.1-12
55 to 591,0666.46.61,1296.96.8-63
60 to 641,0256.26.21,1847.26.6-159
65 to 691,1306.86.11,0346.35.0+97
70 to 749285.64.66684.13.5+260
75 to 795943.63.24602.82.6+134
80 to 844292.62.23882.41.9+41
85 and over5863.52.15313.31.7+55
Total population16,622100.0100.016,351100.0100.0+271
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Water Gully Ward in 2016 compared to City of Tea Tree Gully 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, 16.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 22.1% 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 Water Gully Ward and City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (5.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (6.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.1% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Water Gully Ward's population increased by 271 people (1.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.33% 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 (+260 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (-159 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+134 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-115 persons)