City of Adelaide
Service age groups
The City of Adelaide had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2016.
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 an indicator of the City of Adelaide'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Adelaide in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 6.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 23.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.
The major differences between the age structure of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (27.3% compared to 9.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (23.5% compared to 13.8%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (2.4% compared to 8.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (2.1% compared to 6.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Adelaide's population increased by 2,430 people (12.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.36% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+823 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+613 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+298 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+289 people)