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Balmoral Ward

Service age groups

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Balmoral Ward had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Balmoral Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9916.05.78265.25.8+165
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,1336.98.31,1217.18.3+12
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9385.77.39866.38.0-48
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3748.48.41,4569.29.1-82
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,31814.112.22,17413.812.1+144
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,14819.220.23,07319.521.6+75
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,90511.613.51,96112.513.9-56
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,84711.312.21,78011.311.5+67
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,11312.910.01,85811.88.1+255
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6233.82.15143.31.7+109

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Tea Tree Gully: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Tea Tree Gully: 10.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Balmoral Ward: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Balmoral Ward: 6.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Balmoral Ward: 5.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Balmoral Ward: 8.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Balmoral Ward: 14.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Balmoral Ward: 19.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Balmoral Ward: 11.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Balmoral Ward: 11.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Balmoral Ward: 12.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Balmoral Ward: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Balmoral Ward: +165 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Balmoral Ward: +12 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Balmoral Ward: -48 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Balmoral Ward: -82 Young workforce (25 to 34), Balmoral Ward: +144 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Balmoral Ward: +75 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Balmoral Ward: -56 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Balmoral Ward: +67 Seniors (70 to 84), Balmoral Ward: +255 Elderly aged (85 and over), Balmoral Ward: +109
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 18.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 28.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.3% and 24.4% 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' (12.9% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.1% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (3.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.6% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Balmoral Ward's population increased by 641 people (4.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.8% 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) (+255 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+165 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+144 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+109 people)

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