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Hackham West

Service age groups

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Hackham West had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

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

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Hackham West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2005.66.22145.96.6-14
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2777.88.92677.48.9+10
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1925.47.53138.78.2-121
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3269.28.436510.18.9-39
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)47413.412.446212.812.6+12
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)68919.419.772520.120.9-36
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)48713.713.355715.513.6-70
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)53615.112.440011.111.1+136
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3108.79.12677.47.5+43
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)581.62.1340.91.8+24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Onkaparinga: 6.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Onkaparinga: 8.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Onkaparinga: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Onkaparinga: 8.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Onkaparinga: 12.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Onkaparinga: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Onkaparinga: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Onkaparinga: 12.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Onkaparinga: 9.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Onkaparinga: 2.1% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hackham West: 5.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hackham West: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hackham West: 5.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hackham West: 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hackham West: 13.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hackham West: 19.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hackham West: 13.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hackham West: 15.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Hackham West: 8.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hackham West: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Hackham West: -14 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hackham West: +10 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hackham West: -121 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hackham West: -39 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hackham West: +12 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hackham West: -36 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hackham West: -70 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hackham West: +136 Seniors (70 to 84), Hackham West: +43 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hackham West: +24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Hackham West in 2016 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, 18.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.5% and 23.6% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the age structure of Hackham West and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (15.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.4% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (5.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.8% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hackham West's population decreased by 55 people (1.5%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.31% 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) (+136 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-121 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-70 people)

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