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Service age groups

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The City of Tea Tree Gully had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,5395.75.95,5255.86.0+14
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8,1268.38.27,9498.38.1+177
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,1497.36.97,5958.07.5-446
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8,2438.49.58,6409.19.8-397
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)11,89312.213.811,52612.113.4+367
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)19,73520.219.720,62721.620.9-892
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)13,22713.513.113,24513.913.1-18
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)11,94412.211.111,00411.510.2+940
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9,79210.09.37,6978.18.7+2,095
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,0802.12.61,6511.72.4+429

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 9.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Tea Tree Gully: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Tea Tree Gully: 10.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Tea Tree Gully: +14 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Tea Tree Gully: +177 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Tea Tree Gully: -446 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Tea Tree Gully: -397 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Tea Tree Gully: +367 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Tea Tree Gully: -892 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Tea Tree Gully: -18 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Tea Tree Gully: +940 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Tea Tree Gully: +2,095 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Tea Tree Gully: +429
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 23.0% 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' (12.2% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (10.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.2% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.4% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Tea Tree Gully's population increased by 2,269 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.47% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+2,095 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+940 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-892 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-446 people)

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