Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton
Service age groups
Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016.
The Age Structure of Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton'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 Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton in 2016 compared to City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a lower 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, 20.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.0% 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 Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton and City of Tea Tree Gully were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.5% compared to 10.0%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (13.1% compared to 12.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (7.1% compared to 8.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.2% compared to 12.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton's population increased by 115 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.54% 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) (+125 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-64 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (-62 people)