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Hillcott Ward

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Hillcott Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Hillcott 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 Hillcott 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
Hillcott 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)8295.75.77715.35.8+58
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,1738.18.31,1597.98.3+15
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,0737.47.31,3079.08.0-234
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3339.28.41,45810.09.1-125
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,74712.012.21,74712.012.10
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,83019.520.23,19321.921.6-363
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,32516.013.52,46416.913.9-139
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,98213.612.21,53410.511.5+448
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,0757.410.08615.98.1+214
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1631.12.11030.71.7+60

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), Hillcott Ward: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hillcott Ward: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hillcott Ward: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hillcott Ward: 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hillcott Ward: 12.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hillcott Ward: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hillcott Ward: 16.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hillcott Ward: 13.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Hillcott Ward: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hillcott Ward: 1.1%
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), Hillcott Ward: +58 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hillcott Ward: +15 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hillcott Ward: -234 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hillcott Ward: -125 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hillcott Ward: 0 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hillcott Ward: -363 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hillcott Ward: -139 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hillcott Ward: +448 Seniors (70 to 84), Hillcott Ward: +214 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hillcott Ward: +60
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 Hillcott Ward in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.2% 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 Hillcott Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (16.0% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (13.6% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (7.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Frail aged' (1.1% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hillcott Ward's population decreased by 65 people (0.4%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.09% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+448 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-363 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-234 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+214 people)

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