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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 the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011.

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.

To get a more complete picture Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1994.75.82065.15.8-7
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3698.88.340910.09.2-40
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3107.48.03117.68.6-1
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3458.29.13268.09.6+19
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)45410.812.145911.212.4-5
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)88921.121.689521.922.6-7
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)53212.613.965416.014.5-122
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)62714.911.554013.29.3+87
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4179.98.12586.37.0+159
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)681.61.7300.71.1+38

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Tea Tree Gully: 21.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 4.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 8.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 10.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 12.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 14.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 9.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -7 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -40 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -1 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +19 Young workforce (25 to 34), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -5 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -7 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -122 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +87 Seniors (70 to 84), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +159 Elderly aged (85 and over), Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton in 2011 compared to the 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, 20.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 26.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.1% and 21.3% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences between the age structure of Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (14.9% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.8% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (12.6% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton's population increased by 122 people (3.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.59% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+159 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-122 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+87 people)