City of Tea Tree GullyCommunity profile
Skip to content

Water Gully Ward

Service age groups

Water Gully 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 2011.

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.

To get a more complete picture Water Gully 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
Water Gully 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)9115.65.88885.45.8+22
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,3518.38.31,3798.49.2-28
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1206.88.01,2397.68.6-119
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3218.19.11,4629.09.6-141
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,83411.212.11,83511.212.4-1
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,32420.321.63,34420.522.6-20
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,22313.613.92,57115.714.5-348
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,21813.611.51,92111.89.3+297
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,5179.38.11,3918.57.0+126
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5313.31.73071.91.1+225

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), Water Gully Ward: 5.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Water Gully Ward: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Water Gully Ward: 6.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Water Gully Ward: 8.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Water Gully Ward: 11.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Water Gully Ward: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Water Gully Ward: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Water Gully Ward: 13.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Water Gully Ward: 9.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Water Gully 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), Water Gully Ward: +22 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Water Gully Ward: -28 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Water Gully Ward: -119 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Water Gully Ward: -141 Young workforce (25 to 34), Water Gully Ward: -1 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Water Gully Ward: -20 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Water Gully Ward: -348 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Water Gully Ward: +297 Seniors (70 to 84), Water Gully Ward: +126 Elderly aged (85 and over), Water Gully Ward: +225
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 Water Gully 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, 20.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 26.1% 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 Water Gully Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (13.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (3.3% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.3% compared to 21.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Water Gully Ward's population increased by 13 people (0.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.02% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-348 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+297 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+225 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-141 people)