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Aldinga - Port Willunga

Service age groups

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Aldinga - Port Willunga had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

The Age Structure of Aldinga - Port Willunga provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Aldinga - Port Willunga'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 Aldinga - Port Willunga's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Aldinga - Port Willunga - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 111 5.0 6.2 146 6.9 6.6 -35
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 194 8.8 8.9 189 8.9 8.9 +5
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 178 8.1 7.5 150 7.1 8.2 +28
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 149 6.8 8.4 152 7.2 8.9 -3
Young workforce (25 to 34) 204 9.3 12.4 232 10.9 12.6 -28
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 458 20.8 19.7 493 23.3 20.9 -35
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 333 15.1 13.3 309 14.6 13.6 +24
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 310 14.1 12.4 255 12.0 11.1 +55
Seniors (70 to 84) 239 10.8 9.1 170 8.0 7.5 +69
Elderly aged (85 and over) 28 1.3 2.1 24 1.1 1.8 +4
Total2,204100.0100.02,120100.0100.0+84
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Aldinga - Port Willunga in 2016 compared to City of Onkaparinga 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, 21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 26.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.5% and 23.6% respectively for City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the age structure of Aldinga - Port Willunga and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (15.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (9.3% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.8% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Aldinga - Port Willunga's population increased by 84 people (4.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.78% 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) (+69 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+55 people)