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Semaphore Park Ward

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Semaphore Park Ward 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 Ward'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 Ward'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Semaphore Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5114.35.44854.15.4+26
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8116.97.26715.77.1+140
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6655.66.27256.26.7-60
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8106.89.19007.79.1-90
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,1189.514.01,21410.413.0-96
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,03717.219.81,96816.821.0+69
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,60613.613.51,85915.913.2-253
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,04417.311.21,94616.610.5+98
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,73114.610.31,51312.910.7+218
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)4964.23.34453.83.2+51

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

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Charles Sturt: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Charles Sturt: 7.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Charles Sturt: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Charles Sturt: 14.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Charles Sturt: 19.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Charles Sturt: 13.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Charles Sturt: 11.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Charles Sturt: 10.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Charles Sturt: 3.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Semaphore Park Ward: 4.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Semaphore Park Ward: 6.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Semaphore Park Ward: 5.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Semaphore Park Ward: 6.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Semaphore Park Ward: 9.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Semaphore Park Ward: 17.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Semaphore Park Ward: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Semaphore Park Ward: 17.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Semaphore Park Ward: 14.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Semaphore Park Ward: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Semaphore Park Ward: +26 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Semaphore Park Ward: +140 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Semaphore Park Ward: -60 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Semaphore Park Ward: -90 Young workforce (25 to 34), Semaphore Park Ward: -96 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Semaphore Park Ward: +69 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Semaphore Park Ward: -253 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Semaphore Park Ward: +98 Seniors (70 to 84), Semaphore Park Ward: +218 Elderly aged (85 and over), Semaphore Park Ward: +51
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Semaphore Park Ward in 2016 compared to the 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, 16.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 36.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 18.8% and 24.8% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (17.3% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (14.6% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (9.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (17.2% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Semaphore Park Ward's population increased by 103 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.18% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-253 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+218 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+140 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+98 people)

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