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Service age groups

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 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,6925.46.05,1165.15.7+576
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7,5067.18.17,6847.68.6-178
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,0416.77.56,9456.97.8+96
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9,6019.19.88,7928.79.9+809
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)13,65713.013.412,33712.312.8+1,320
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)22,08521.020.922,20422.122.0-119
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)13,84413.213.113,25413.213.3+590
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)10,97110.510.29,7119.78.8+1,260
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)11,24910.78.711,96611.99.1-717
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,3383.22.42,5092.52.1+829

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), Greater Adelaide: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 8.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Charles Sturt: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Charles Sturt: 7.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Charles Sturt: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Charles Sturt: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Charles Sturt: 13.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Charles Sturt: 21.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Charles Sturt: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Charles Sturt: 10.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Charles Sturt: 10.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Charles Sturt: 3.2%
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), City of Charles Sturt: +576 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Charles Sturt: -178 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Charles Sturt: +96 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Charles Sturt: +809 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Charles Sturt: +1,320 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Charles Sturt: -119 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Charles Sturt: +590 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Charles Sturt: +1,260 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Charles Sturt: -717 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Charles Sturt: +829
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 the City of Charles Sturt in 2011 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, 19.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 21.3% 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' (10.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.7% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Charles Sturt's population increased by 4,466 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.87% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,320 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,260 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+829 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+809 people)