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Five year age groups

There were 368 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Adelaide in 2011, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Adelaide provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Adelaide's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the City of Adelaide'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 - Five year age groups
City of Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 to 45332.76.04302.65.7+103
5 to 93121.65.72481.56.0+64
10 to 143041.56.02911.76.4+13
15 to 191,3136.76.61,1226.76.8+191
20 to 244,14721.17.13,32620.07.1+821
25 to 292,83614.47.02,20413.26.2+632
30 to 341,7488.96.41,5099.16.6+239
35 to 391,2436.36.71,1056.67.2+138
40 to 449855.07.11,0076.07.4-22
45 to 491,0075.17.18935.47.4+114
50 to 549865.06.99145.56.8+72
55 to 599544.96.21,0416.26.5-87
60 to 641,0785.55.87164.34.9+362
65 to 697013.64.45363.23.9+165
70 to 745022.63.43161.93.3+186
75 to 793161.62.83652.23.2-49
80 to 843061.62.43041.82.6+2
85 and over3681.92.43302.02.1+38

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 4.4% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% 55 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 6.2% 50 to 54, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% 45 to 49, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 40 to 44, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 35 to 39, Greater Adelaide: 6.7% 30 to 34, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 25 to 29, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 20 to 24, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 15 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% 10 to 14, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 85 and over, City of Adelaide: 1.9% 80 to 84, City of Adelaide: 1.6% 75 to 79, City of Adelaide: 1.6% 70 to 74, City of Adelaide: 2.6% 65 to 69, City of Adelaide: 3.6% 60 to 64, City of Adelaide: 5.5% 55 to 59, City of Adelaide: 4.9% 50 to 54, City of Adelaide: 5.0% 45 to 49, City of Adelaide: 5.1% 40 to 44, City of Adelaide: 5.0% 35 to 39, City of Adelaide: 6.3% 30 to 34, City of Adelaide: 8.9% 25 to 29, City of Adelaide: 14.4% 20 to 24, City of Adelaide: 21.1% 15 to 19, City of Adelaide: 6.7% 10 to 14, City of Adelaide: 1.5% 5 to 9, City of Adelaide: 1.6% 0 to 4, City of Adelaide: 2.7%
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 - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, City of Adelaide: +38 80 to 84, City of Adelaide: +2 75 to 79, City of Adelaide: -49 70 to 74, City of Adelaide: +186 65 to 69, City of Adelaide: +165 60 to 64, City of Adelaide: +362 55 to 59, City of Adelaide: -87 50 to 54, City of Adelaide: +72 45 to 49, City of Adelaide: +114 40 to 44, City of Adelaide: -22 35 to 39, City of Adelaide: +138 30 to 34, City of Adelaide: +239 25 to 29, City of Adelaide: +632 20 to 24, City of Adelaide: +821 15 to 19, City of Adelaide: +191 10 to 14, City of Adelaide: +13 5 to 9, City of Adelaide: +64 0 to 4, City of Adelaide: +103
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 five year age groups of the City of Adelaide in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 5.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.7% and 15.5% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (21.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (14.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (1.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (1.6% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Adelaide's population increased by 2,982 people (17.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.35% per year over the period.

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

  • 20 to 24 (+821 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+632 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+362 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+239 persons)