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South West Corner

Five year age groups

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There were 12 people over the age of 85 living in South West Corner in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of South West Corner provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of South West Corner'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 South West Corner'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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
South West Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
0 to 4583.72.3433.32.7+15
5 to 9422.71.7302.31.6+12
10 to 14261.71.5131.01.5+13
15 to 19744.87.2775.96.7-3
20 to 2435422.921.329322.121.1+62
25 to 2920613.313.820115.214.4+5
30 to 3417511.49.814410.98.9+31
35 to 391318.56.11098.26.3+22
40 to 44734.84.7705.35.0+3
45 to 49734.84.6705.35.1+4
50 to 54765.05.1443.35.0+32
55 to 59614.04.5523.94.9+10
60 to 64593.94.5765.85.5-17
65 to 69724.74.8382.93.6+35
70 to 74291.93.1211.62.6+9
75 to 7950.32.2131.01.6-8
80 to 84130.81.2191.41.6-6
85 and over120.81.7100.81.9+2
Total population1,547100.0100.01,328100.0100.0+219
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 five year age groups of South West Corner in 2016 compared to City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 8.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 8.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 5.5% and 13.0% respectively for City of Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of South West Corner and City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (8.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (22.9% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (4.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (0.3% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, South West Corner's population increased by 219 people (16.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.1% per year over the period.

The largest change in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • 20 to 24 (+62 persons)

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