Service age groups
Wynn Vale 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 Wynn Vale provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Wynn Vale'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?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Wynn Vale 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) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 20.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.7% 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 Wynn Vale and City of Tea Tree Gully were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.6% compared to 13.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (9.9% compared to 8.4%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (13.6% compared to 12.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.1% compared to 10.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Wynn Vale's population decreased by 209 people (2.6%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.53% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-320 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+286 people)
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-185 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+104 people)