Water Gully Ward had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016.
The Age Structure of Water Gully Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Water Gully 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Water Gully Ward 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) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 20.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 28.1% 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 Water Gully Ward and City of Tea Tree Gully were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.7% compared to 10.0%)
- A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (3.5% compared to 2.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (7.5% compared to 8.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.3% compared to 20.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Water Gully Ward's population increased by 381 people (2.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.46% 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) (+448 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+127 people)
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+94 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-87 people)