Service age groups
CAD West had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Adelaide in 2016.
The Age Structure of CAD West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of CAD West'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 CAD West in 2016 compared to City of 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, 3.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 4.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 6.7% and 17.5% respectively for City of Adelaide.
The major differences between the age structure of CAD West and City of Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (49.5% compared to 27.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (2.6% compared to 9.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (4.6% compared to 9.6%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (1.5% compared to 6.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, CAD West's population increased by 927 people (30.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 5.46% 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) (+426 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+280 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+100 people)