Five year age groups
There were 207 people over the age of 85 living in McLaren Vale in 2016, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.
The Age Structure of McLaren Vale 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 Vale'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of McLaren Vale in 2016 compared to City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 13.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 30.2% 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 Vale and City of Onkaparinga were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (5.3% compared to 2.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.3% compared to 4.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (3.2% compared to 6.5%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (3.0% compared to 5.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, McLaren Vale's population increased by 189 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.0% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 70 to 74 (+69 persons)
- 55 to 59 (+62 persons)
- 35 to 39 (-52 persons)