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Service age groups

The City of Tea Tree Gully had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2011.

The Age Structure of the City of Tea Tree Gully provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Tea Tree Gully's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.

To get a more complete picture the City of Tea Tree Gully'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,5255.86.05,5445.85.7-19
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7,9498.38.18,8419.28.6-892
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,5958.07.58,2778.67.8-682
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8,6409.19.89,2249.69.9-584
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)11,52612.113.411,86312.412.8-337
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)20,62721.620.921,65422.622.0-1,027
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)13,24513.913.113,87114.513.3-626
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)11,00411.510.28,8819.38.8+2,123
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)7,6978.18.76,7217.09.1+976
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,6511.72.41,0841.12.1+567

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Adelaide: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 8.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Tea Tree Gully: 21.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Tea Tree Gully: -19 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Tea Tree Gully: -892 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Tea Tree Gully: -682 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Tea Tree Gully: -584 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Tea Tree Gully: -337 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Tea Tree Gully: -1,027 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Tea Tree Gully: -626 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Tea Tree Gully: +2,123 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Tea Tree Gully: +976 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Tea Tree Gully: +567
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 22.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 21.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.5% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.9% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (9.1% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Tea Tree Gully's population decreased by 501 people (0.5%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.1% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+2,123 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,027 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+976 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-892 people)