Service age groups
Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Happy Valley'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Happy Valley 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, 21.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.5% and 23.6% respectively for City of Onkaparinga.
The major difference between the age structure of Happy Valley and City of Onkaparinga is:
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.0% compared to 12.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, Happy Valley's population decreased by 75 people (0.7%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.13% 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) (+382 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-251 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+166 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-142 people)