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Balmoral Ward 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 Balmoral Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Balmoral Ward'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 Balmoral Ward'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
Balmoral Ward - 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)8265.25.87724.95.8+54
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,1217.18.31,1667.49.2-45
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9866.38.01,1267.28.6-140
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,4569.29.11,60210.29.6-146
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,17413.812.12,08613.312.4+89
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,07319.521.63,01619.222.6+57
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,96112.513.92,07313.214.5-112
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,78011.311.51,63610.49.3+144
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,85811.88.11,87511.97.0-17
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5143.31.73652.31.1+149

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), Balmoral Ward: 5.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Balmoral Ward: 7.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Balmoral Ward: 6.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Balmoral Ward: 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Balmoral Ward: 13.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Balmoral Ward: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Balmoral Ward: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Balmoral Ward: 11.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Balmoral Ward: 11.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Balmoral Ward: 3.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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), Balmoral Ward: +54 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Balmoral Ward: -45 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Balmoral Ward: -140 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Balmoral Ward: -146 Young workforce (25 to 34), Balmoral Ward: +89 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Balmoral Ward: +57 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Balmoral Ward: -112 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Balmoral Ward: +144 Seniors (70 to 84), Balmoral Ward: -17 Elderly aged (85 and over), Balmoral Ward: +149
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 Balmoral Ward 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, 18.6% 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 Balmoral Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (11.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.8% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.5% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.3% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Balmoral Ward's population increased by 34 people (0.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.04% per year over the period.

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

  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+149 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-146 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+144 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-140 people)