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Eastern Region Alliance area

Service age groups

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Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Eastern Region Alliance area'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 Eastern Region Alliance area's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 15,126 5.2 5.7 15,034 5.3 5.8 +92
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 23,342 8.0 8.3 22,142 7.8 8.3 +1,200
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 20,748 7.1 7.3 20,804 7.3 8.0 -56
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 26,231 9.0 8.4 27,589 9.7 9.1 -1,358
Young workforce (25 to 34) 36,847 12.6 12.2 35,644 12.5 12.1 +1,203
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 58,186 19.9 20.2 59,509 20.9 21.6 -1,323
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 38,662 13.2 13.5 37,973 13.3 13.9 +689
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 33,998 11.6 12.2 30,769 10.8 11.5 +3,229
Seniors (70 to 84) 30,670 10.5 10.0 26,927 9.5 8.1 +3,743
Elderly aged (85 and over) 9,156 3.1 2.1 8,105 2.8 1.7 +1,051
Total292,966100.0100.0284,496100.0100.0+8,470
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Eastern Region Alliance area 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, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.3% and 24.4% respectively for City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major difference between the age structure of Eastern Region Alliance area and City of Tea Tree Gully is:

  • A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (3.1% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Eastern Region Alliance area's population increased by 8,470 people (3.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.59% 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) (+3,743 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,229 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-1,358 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,323 people)