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South West Corner

Service age groups

South West Corner had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Adelaide in 2011.

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 an indicator of South West Corner'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 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
South West Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)433.32.7232.02.6+20
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)372.82.2111.02.2+26
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)261.92.3453.92.7-19
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)35126.426.520918.125.1+142
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)34626.123.333328.822.3+13
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)25118.916.524421.118.0+7
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)967.39.914212.311.7-46
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1148.69.1776.77.5+37
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)534.05.7574.95.9-4
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)100.81.9161.42.0-6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Adelaide: 2.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Adelaide: 2.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Adelaide: 2.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Adelaide: 26.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Adelaide: 23.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Adelaide: 16.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Adelaide: 9.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Adelaide: 9.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Adelaide: 5.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Adelaide: 1.9% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), South West Corner: 3.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), South West Corner: 2.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), South West Corner: 1.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), South West Corner: 26.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), South West Corner: 26.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), South West Corner: 18.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), South West Corner: 7.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), South West Corner: 8.6% Seniors (70 to 84), South West Corner: 4.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), South West Corner: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), South West Corner: +20 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), South West Corner: +26 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), South West Corner: -19 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), South West Corner: +142 Young workforce (25 to 34), South West Corner: +13 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), South West Corner: +7 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), South West Corner: -46 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), South West Corner: +37 Seniors (70 to 84), South West Corner: -4 Elderly aged (85 and over), South West Corner: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of South West Corner in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher 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, 8.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 7.2% and 16.7% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (26.1% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (18.9% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (7.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (4.0% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, South West Corner's population increased by 171 people (14.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.8% per year over the period.

The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 was in the age group:

  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+142 people)