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Semaphore Park

Service age groups

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Semaphore Park had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Charles Sturt in 2016.

The Age Structure of Semaphore Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Semaphore Park'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 Semaphore Park'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
Semaphore Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 222 5.1 5.4 200 4.7 5.4 +22
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 321 7.4 7.2 244 5.8 7.1 +77
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 242 5.6 6.2 276 6.5 6.7 -34
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 293 6.8 9.1 301 7.1 9.1 -8
Young workforce (25 to 34) 506 11.7 14.0 525 12.4 13.0 -19
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 826 19.2 19.8 764 18.1 21.0 +62
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 578 13.4 13.5 639 15.1 13.2 -61
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 632 14.7 11.2 633 15.0 10.5 -1
Seniors (70 to 84) 501 11.6 10.3 485 11.5 10.7 +16
Elderly aged (85 and over) 190 4.4 3.3 160 3.8 3.2 +30
Total4,311100.0100.04,227100.0100.0+84
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 Semaphore Park in 2016 compared to City of Charles Sturt 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, 18.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 30.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 18.8% and 24.8% respectively for City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the age structure of Semaphore Park and City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.7% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.6% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.7% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Semaphore Park's population increased by 84 people (2.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.39% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+77 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+62 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-61 people)