Golden Grove - Gould Creek had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016.
The Age Structure of Golden Grove - Gould Creek provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Golden Grove - Gould Creek'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Golden Grove - Gould Creek in 2016 compared to City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 22.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.3% and 24.4% respectively for City of Tea Tree Gully.
The major differences between the age structure of Golden Grove - Gould Creek and City of Tea Tree Gully were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (15.8% compared to 13.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (9.4% compared to 8.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (10.1% compared to 12.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.1% compared to 12.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Golden Grove - Gould Creek's population increased by 808 people (8.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.66% 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) (+369 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+232 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+185 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-145 people)