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South East Overlay

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of South East Overlay provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of South East Overlay'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 East Overlay'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
South East Overlay - 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) 117 2.4 2.3 140 2.9 2.7 -23
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 131 2.6 2.4 83 1.7 2.2 +48
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 113 2.3 2.1 135 2.8 2.3 -22
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 779 15.7 27.3 759 15.7 26.5 +20
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,222 24.6 23.5 1,203 24.9 23.3 +19
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 962 19.4 15.3 988 20.4 16.5 -27
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 618 12.5 9.6 656 13.6 9.9 -39
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 607 12.2 9.4 517 10.7 9.1 +89
Seniors (70 to 84) 357 7.2 6.4 267 5.5 5.7 +90
Elderly aged (85 and over) 52 1.1 1.7 84 1.7 1.9 -32
Total4,963100.0100.04,837100.0100.0+125
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 South East Overlay in 2016 compared to City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 7.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.5% 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 South East Overlay and City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.4% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (12.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (12.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (15.7% compared to 27.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, South East Overlay's population increased by 126 people (2.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.52% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+90 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+89 people)