City of Onkaparinga
Service age groups
The City of Onkaparinga had a similar 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 Onkaparinga 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 Onkaparinga'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?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Onkaparinga in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 22.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.6% 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 Onkaparinga and Greater Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (12.4% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (12.4% compared to 13.8%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (8.4% compared to 9.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Onkaparinga's population increased by 7,183 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.88% 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) (+3,246 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,020 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+644 people)
- Elderly aged (85 and over) (+621 people)