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City of Charles Sturt

Service age groups

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The City of Charles Sturt 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 Charles Sturt 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 Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt'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
City of Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 5,985 5.4 5.9 5,692 5.4 6.0 +293
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 7,994 7.2 8.2 7,506 7.1 8.1 +488
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 6,978 6.2 6.9 7,041 6.7 7.5 -63
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 10,197 9.1 9.5 9,601 9.1 9.8 +596
Young workforce (25 to 34) 15,663 14.0 13.8 13,657 13.0 13.4 +2,006
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 22,137 19.8 19.7 22,085 21.0 20.9 +52
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 15,121 13.5 13.1 13,844 13.2 13.1 +1,277
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 12,545 11.2 11.1 10,971 10.5 10.2 +1,574
Seniors (70 to 84) 11,508 10.3 9.3 11,249 10.7 8.7 +259
Elderly aged (85 and over) 3,637 3.3 2.6 3,338 3.2 2.4 +299
Total111,765100.0100.0104,984100.0100.0+6,781
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 Charles Sturt in 2016 compared to Greater 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, 18.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.8% 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 Charles Sturt and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.3% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (7.2% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Charles Sturt's population increased by 6,781 people (6.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.26% 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) (+2,006 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,574 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,277 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+596 people)