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City of Burnside

Service age groups

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The City of Burnside had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2016.

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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Burnside in 2016 compared to Greater 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, 21.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 28.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 23.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Burnside and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (12.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (9.0% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Burnside's population increased by 1,728 people (4.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.81% 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) (+479 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+419 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+387 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-375 people)

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