South West Overlay had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Adelaide in 2016.
The Age Structure of South West 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 West 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of South West 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 7.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 12.3% 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 West Overlay and City of Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (28.2% compared to 23.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (18.5% compared to 15.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (23.8% compared to 27.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (3.3% compared to 6.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, South West Overlay's population increased by 896 people (37.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.55% 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) (+317 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+186 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+153 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+98 people)