Service age groups
Aberfoyle Park had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Southern District in 2016.
The Age Structure of Aberfoyle Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Aberfoyle Park'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 Aberfoyle Park in 2016 compared to Southern District shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 22.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.9% and 20.3% respectively for Southern District.
The major differences between the age structure of Aberfoyle Park and Southern District were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (15.7% compared to 12.3%)
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (9.3% compared to 7.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (5.2% compared to 7.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (8.4% compared to 10.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, Aberfoyle Park's population decreased by 251 people (2.2%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.45% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+411 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-241 people)
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-197 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+143 people)