The City of Mitcham 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 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Mitcham in 2016 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 25.4% 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 Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.4% compared to 9.3%)
- A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (3.4% compared to 2.6%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (10.7% compared to 13.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Mitcham's population increased by 1,902 people (3.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.6% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+778 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+460 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+286 people)
- Elderly aged (85 and over) (+263 people)