Torrens Park - Lynton
Service age groups
Torrens Park - Lynton had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Mitcham in 2016.
The Age Structure of Torrens Park - Lynton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Torrens Park - Lynton'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 Torrens Park - Lynton in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 21.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 25.4% respectively for City of Mitcham.
The major differences between the age structure of Torrens Park - Lynton and City of Mitcham were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.0% compared to 13.4%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.3% compared to 7.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (17.4% compared to 20.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (8.3% compared to 10.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, Torrens Park - Lynton's population increased by 45 people (1.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.32% per year over the period.
The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-72 people)