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Christie Downs

Service age groups

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Christie Downs had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

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.

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Derived from the Census question:

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

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Age structure - Service age groups
Christie Downs - 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) 362 6.9 6.2 355 6.9 6.6 +7
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 451 8.5 8.9 423 8.2 8.9 +28
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 376 7.1 7.5 357 6.9 8.2 +19
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 448 8.5 8.4 447 8.7 8.9 +1
Young workforce (25 to 34) 661 12.5 12.4 696 13.5 12.6 -35
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 968 18.4 19.7 975 19.0 20.9 -7
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 559 10.6 13.3 614 11.9 13.6 -55
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 736 14.0 12.4 650 12.6 11.1 +86
Seniors (70 to 84) 571 10.8 9.1 472 9.2 7.5 +99
Elderly aged (85 and over) 143 2.7 2.1 150 2.9 1.8 -7
Total5,275100.0100.05,139100.0100.0+136
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 Christie Downs in 2016 compared to City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar 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, 22.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.5% 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 Christie Downs and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.0% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (10.6% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (18.4% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Christie Downs's population increased by 136 people (2.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.52% 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) (+99 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+86 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-55 people)