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Service age groups

The City of Mitcham had a similar 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 Mitcham 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 Mitcham'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 Mitcham'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 Mitcham - 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)3,5565.76.03,3065.35.7+250
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)5,1258.18.15,0698.28.6+56
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,7767.67.54,7987.87.8-22
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6,0209.69.86,1489.99.9-128
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)6,84310.913.46,66210.812.8+181
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)12,91720.520.913,20421.422.0-287
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)8,56113.613.18,73114.113.3-170
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7,15411.410.25,8879.58.8+1,267
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,9889.58.76,23110.19.1-243
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,9623.12.41,7962.92.1+166

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 Mitcham: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Mitcham: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Mitcham: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Mitcham: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Mitcham: 10.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Mitcham: 20.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Mitcham: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Mitcham: 11.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Mitcham: 9.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Mitcham: 3.1%
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 Mitcham: +250 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Mitcham: +56 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Mitcham: -22 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Mitcham: -128 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Mitcham: +181 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Mitcham: -287 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Mitcham: -170 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Mitcham: +1,267 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Mitcham: -243 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Mitcham: +166
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 Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar 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, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.0% 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 Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.4% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.9% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Mitcham's population increased by 1,070 people (1.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.34% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,267 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-287 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+250 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-243 people)