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Surrey Downs

Service age groups

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Surrey Downs had a higher 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 Surrey Downs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Surrey Downs'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 Surrey Downs's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Surrey Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 247 7.5 5.7 226 6.9 5.8 +21
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 299 9.1 8.3 240 7.3 8.3 +59
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 210 6.4 7.3 254 7.8 8.0 -44
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 269 8.2 8.4 332 10.1 9.1 -63
Young workforce (25 to 34) 496 15.1 12.2 516 15.8 12.1 -20
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 698 21.2 20.2 705 21.5 21.6 -7
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 422 12.8 13.5 471 14.4 13.9 -49
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 379 11.5 12.2 318 9.7 11.5 +61
Seniors (70 to 84) 244 7.4 10.0 190 5.8 8.1 +54
Elderly aged (85 and over) 30 0.9 2.1 22 0.7 1.7 +8
Total3,294100.0100.03,274100.0100.0+20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Surrey Downs 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, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.8% 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 Surrey Downs and City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.1% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (7.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (0.9% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Surrey Downs's population increased by 20 people (0.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.12% per year over the period.

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

  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-63 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+61 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+59 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+54 people)