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Service age groups

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The District Council of Mount Barker had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2016.

The Age Structure of the District Council of Mount Barker provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,1516.45.92,1247.16.0+27
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,2489.78.23,01310.18.1+235
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,7448.26.92,6669.07.5+78
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,8198.49.52,4258.19.8+394
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,84311.513.83,22810.813.4+615
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)6,90320.719.76,84623.020.9+57
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,54913.613.14,07513.713.1+474
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,82411.411.13,06310.310.2+761
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,6988.19.31,8586.28.7+840
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6201.92.64661.62.4+154

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), Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 9.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), District Council of Mount Barker: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), District Council of Mount Barker: 9.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), District Council of Mount Barker: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), District Council of Mount Barker: 8.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), District Council of Mount Barker: 11.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), District Council of Mount Barker: 20.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), District Council of Mount Barker: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), District Council of Mount Barker: 11.4% Seniors (70 to 84), District Council of Mount Barker: 8.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), District Council of Mount Barker: 1.9%
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), District Council of Mount Barker: +27 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), District Council of Mount Barker: +235 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), District Council of Mount Barker: +78 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), District Council of Mount Barker: +394 Young workforce (25 to 34), District Council of Mount Barker: +615 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), District Council of Mount Barker: +57 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), District Council of Mount Barker: +474 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), District Council of Mount Barker: +761 Seniors (70 to 84), District Council of Mount Barker: +840 Elderly aged (85 and over), District Council of Mount Barker: +154
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher 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, 24.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.4% 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 District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (9.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (11.5% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (8.1% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, District Council of Mount Barker's population increased by 3,635 people (12.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.33% 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) (+840 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+761 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+615 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+474 people)

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