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Pedare 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 2011.

The Age Structure of Pedare Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Pedare 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 Pedare 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
Pedare 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)1,0565.85.81,2586.85.8-202
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,90110.48.32,21611.99.2-315
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,85010.18.01,91610.38.6-66
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,7429.69.11,6769.09.6+66
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,93610.612.12,22612.012.4-290
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,67425.621.65,10027.422.6-426
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,56514.113.92,28512.314.5+280
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,5188.311.51,1066.09.3+412
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8744.88.17424.07.0+132
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1160.61.7600.31.1+56

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), Pedare Ward: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Pedare Ward: 10.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Pedare Ward: 10.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Pedare Ward: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Pedare Ward: 10.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Pedare Ward: 25.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Pedare Ward: 14.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Pedare Ward: 8.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Pedare Ward: 4.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Pedare Ward: 0.6%
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), Pedare Ward: -202 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Pedare Ward: -315 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Pedare Ward: -66 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Pedare Ward: +66 Young workforce (25 to 34), Pedare Ward: -290 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Pedare Ward: -426 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Pedare Ward: +280 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Pedare Ward: +412 Seniors (70 to 84), Pedare Ward: +132 Elderly aged (85 and over), Pedare Ward: +56
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 Pedare Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a higher 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, 26.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.8% 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 Pedare Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (25.6% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (10.1% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (4.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.3% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Pedare Ward's population decreased by 353 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.38% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-426 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+412 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-315 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-290 people)