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Eastern Region Alliance area

Service age groups

Eastern Region Alliance area had a lower 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 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Eastern Region Alliance area - 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)15,0345.35.814,8595.35.8+175
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)22,1427.88.322,4688.09.2-326
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)20,8047.38.021,7237.88.6-919
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)27,5899.79.128,28510.19.6-696
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)35,64412.512.134,86912.512.4+775
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)59,50920.921.661,25921.922.6-1,750
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)37,97313.313.938,11313.614.5-140
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)30,76910.811.525,7009.29.3+5,069
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)26,9279.58.126,0029.37.0+925
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)8,1052.81.76,7042.41.1+1,401

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), Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Eastern Region Alliance area: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Eastern Region Alliance area: 12.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Eastern Region Alliance area: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Eastern Region Alliance area: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Eastern Region Alliance area: 10.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Eastern Region Alliance area: 9.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.8%
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), Eastern Region Alliance area: +175 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Eastern Region Alliance area: -326 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Eastern Region Alliance area: -919 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Eastern Region Alliance area: -696 Young workforce (25 to 34), Eastern Region Alliance area: +775 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,750 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Eastern Region Alliance area: -140 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Eastern Region Alliance area: +5,069 Seniors (70 to 84), Eastern Region Alliance area: +925 Elderly aged (85 and over), Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,401
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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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, 20.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.1% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (2.8% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Eastern Region Alliance area's population increased by 4,514 people (1.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.32% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+5,069 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,750 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+1,401 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+925 people)