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City South

Service age groups

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City South had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Adelaide in 2016.

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

To get a more complete picture City South's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
City South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 68 2.2 2.3 58 2.4 2.7 +10
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 83 2.7 2.4 40 1.7 2.2 +43
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 51 1.7 2.1 47 2.0 2.3 +4
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 597 19.2 27.3 483 20.3 26.5 +114
Young workforce (25 to 34) 966 31.1 23.5 645 27.1 23.3 +321
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 619 19.9 15.3 507 21.3 16.5 +112
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 360 11.6 9.6 305 12.8 9.9 +56
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 243 7.8 9.4 188 7.9 9.1 +55
Seniors (70 to 84) 95 3.1 6.4 102 4.3 5.7 -7
Elderly aged (85 and over) 23 0.7 1.7 6 0.3 1.9 +17
Total3,109100.0100.02,385100.0100.0+724
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of City South in 2016 compared to City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 6.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 11.6% 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 City South and City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (31.1% compared to 23.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.9% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (19.2% compared to 27.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (3.1% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City South's population increased by 724 people (30.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 5.45% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+321 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+114 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+112 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+56 people)