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McLaren Flat

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 8 people over the age of 85 living in McLaren Flat in 2016, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.

The Age Structure of McLaren Flat provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of McLaren Flat's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture McLaren Flat'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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
McLaren Flat - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
0 to 41127.46.21409.76.6-28
5 to 91439.56.41389.66.3+5
10 to 141359.06.11137.96.7+22
15 to 191046.96.2795.56.8+25
20 to 24483.26.0493.46.2-1
25 to 29432.95.9795.56.4-35
30 to 34936.26.51057.36.2-12
35 to 391278.56.31369.46.6-8
40 to 441369.16.615710.97.1-21
45 to 491359.06.91017.07.1+34
50 to 54946.36.7704.97.0+24
55 to 59795.36.6775.36.6+2
60 to 64946.26.3745.16.5+20
65 to 69765.16.1664.64.6+10
70 to 74412.84.3282.03.2+13
75 to 79231.52.8171.22.4+5
80 to 8480.
85 and over80.
Total population1,507100.0100.01,446100.0100.0+60
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of McLaren Flat in 2016 compared to City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 26.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.4% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.7% and 17.3% respectively for City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the age structure of McLaren Flat and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (9.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (9.0% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (2.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (3.2% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, McLaren Flat's population increased by 61 people (4.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.83% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in McLaren Flat between 2011 and 2016.