Service age groups
Park Lands had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Adelaide in 2016.
The Age Structure of Park Lands provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Park Lands'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 Park Lands 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) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 4.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 73.4% 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 Park Lands and City of Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (37.5% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (26.6% compared to 9.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (0.0% compared to 27.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (12.5% compared to 23.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Park Lands's population decreased by 280 people (81.4%). This represents an average annual population change of -28.56% 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) (-88 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-87 people)