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Christie Downs

Service age groups

Christie Downs had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

The Age Structure of Christie Downs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Christie Downs'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 Christie Downs'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Christie Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3556.96.62424.96.1+113
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4238.28.94348.79.7-11
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3576.98.23577.28.80
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4478.78.94609.39.4-13
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)69613.512.665013.112.2+46
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)97519.020.988917.922.2+86
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)61411.913.678215.714.5-168
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)65012.611.150610.28.6+144
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4729.27.551010.37.1-38
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1502.91.81422.91.4+8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Onkaparinga: 6.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Onkaparinga: 8.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Onkaparinga: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Onkaparinga: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Onkaparinga: 12.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Onkaparinga: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Onkaparinga: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Onkaparinga: 11.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Onkaparinga: 7.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Onkaparinga: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Christie Downs: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Christie Downs: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Christie Downs: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Christie Downs: 8.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Christie Downs: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Christie Downs: 19.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Christie Downs: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Christie Downs: 12.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Christie Downs: 9.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Christie Downs: 2.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Christie Downs: +113 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Christie Downs: -11 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Christie Downs: 0 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Christie Downs: -13 Young workforce (25 to 34), Christie Downs: +46 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Christie Downs: +86 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Christie Downs: -168 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Christie Downs: +144 Seniors (70 to 84), Christie Downs: -38 Elderly aged (85 and over), Christie Downs: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Christie Downs in 2011 compared to the 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, 22.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.6% and 20.4% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the age structure of Christie Downs and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.0% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.9% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Christie Downs's population increased by 167 people (3.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.66% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-168 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+144 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+113 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+86 people)