Highbury - Paracombe 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 Highbury - Paracombe provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Highbury - Paracombe'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 Highbury - Paracombe 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, 21.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.5% 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 Highbury - Paracombe and City of Tea Tree Gully were:
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.5% compared to 7.3%)
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.6% compared to 13.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (13.1% compared to 12.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (1.1% compared to 2.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, Highbury - Paracombe's population decreased by 65 people (1.0%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.2% 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) (+162 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+104 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-87 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-79 people)