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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 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.

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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
Hackham West - 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) 200 5.6 6.2 214 5.9 6.6 -14
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 277 7.8 8.9 267 7.4 8.9 +10
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 192 5.4 7.5 313 8.7 8.2 -121
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 326 9.2 8.4 365 10.1 8.9 -39
Young workforce (25 to 34) 474 13.4 12.4 462 12.8 12.6 +12
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 689 19.4 19.7 725 20.1 20.9 -36
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 487 13.7 13.3 557 15.5 13.6 -70
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 536 15.1 12.4 400 11.1 11.1 +136
Seniors (70 to 84) 310 8.7 9.1 267 7.4 7.5 +43
Elderly aged (85 and over) 58 1.6 2.1 34 0.9 1.8 +24
Total3,549100.0100.03,604100.0100.0-55
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 Hackham West 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, 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 City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (15.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.4% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (5.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (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)