How to enable Audience Demographics Overview by Age & Gender for your website domain’s Google Analytics Property

I will explain how to enable Audience Demographics Overview by Age & Gender, which will enable you to bifurcate your website traffic by age and gender.

As Google Analytics help explains:

Analytics now includes data on your users’ demographics (age, gender) and interests (affinity categories, other categories). You can analyze those data with two new categories of reports in the Audience section:

Demographics

  • Overview (overview of traffic by age and gender)
  • Age (traffic by age ranges)
  • Gender (traffic by gender)

Interests

  • Overview (overview of traffic by affinity and other categories)
  • Affinity Categories (behavior by affinity categories)
  • In-Market Categories (behaviour by in-market categories)
  • Other Categories (behaviour by other interest categories)

These reports let you see the number of your users who visit over a date range, who those users are, and how their behaviour varies by attribute (e.g., male vs. female).

Here are steps that you have to follow to enable Demographics for your current Google Analytics Property

Assumptions: I assume that you have already created a property for your website domain & you want to allow Demographics Overview for the same

Step 01:
First, sign in to your Google Analytics Account

google analyitics admin section

Step 02:
Click on the ‘Admin’ tab on the top right

Select your preferred account in the far left column if you have more than one account (Skip this step if you have only one account)

Step 03:
Navigate to the second column called Property,
Select your preferred Google Analytics Property, i.e. Your Preferred Domain

google analytics property settings

Step 03A:
Now click on ‘Property Settings.’

Under ‘Display Advertiser Features’, Click on tab/slider to enable, i.e. ON to ‘Enable Demographics and Interest Reports.’

Now Save Settings

Step 03B:
Under ‘In-Page Analytics’ on the same page, click on a tab or slider to enable it, i.e., ON ‘Use enhanced link attribution.’
Now Save Settings

google analytics tracking info

Step 04:
Now, under the ‘Property’ section, click on ‘Tracking info’ and then click on the tab or slider to enable, i.e., ON ‘Display Advertiser Support.’

Now Save Settings

Step 05:
Now, implement the newly generated tracking code with our new settings from the Google Analytics website to your chosen and preferred domain website’s HTML or Dynamic PHP.

Congrats…!!! You are Done!
Note: Give analytics at least 24 hours to enable & activate Demographics support for your website.

Further Reading:

Article 01:
Google Analytics Audience Demographics Overview not showing, displaying, appearing any website traffic Data age & gender wise

Article 02:
How to enable Audience Demographics Overview by Age & Gender for your website domain’s Google Analytics Property

Article 03:
Display Advertiser Features i.e. Demographics and Interest Reports & Use enhanced link attribution not working Google’s new Universal Analytics, Here is how to fix it & make it work & show relevant data by tweaking tracking code

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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