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McLaren Flat had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

The Age Structure of McLaren Flat provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of McLaren Flat'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 McLaren Flat'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
McLaren Flat - 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)1409.76.6687.76.1+72
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)18913.08.910411.79.7+85
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1258.78.28910.08.8+37
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)684.78.9627.09.4+6
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)18512.812.610912.312.2+76
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)39627.320.922325.222.2+172
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)14810.313.610511.914.5+43
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1419.711.1677.68.6+74
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)513.57.5536.07.1-2
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)40.31.870.81.4-3

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), McLaren Flat: 9.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), McLaren Flat: 13.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), McLaren Flat: 8.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), McLaren Flat: 4.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), McLaren Flat: 12.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), McLaren Flat: 27.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), McLaren Flat: 10.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), McLaren Flat: 9.7% Seniors (70 to 84), McLaren Flat: 3.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), McLaren Flat: 0.3%
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), McLaren Flat: +72 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), McLaren Flat: +85 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), McLaren Flat: +37 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), McLaren Flat: +6 Young workforce (25 to 34), McLaren Flat: +76 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), McLaren Flat: +172 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), McLaren Flat: +43 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), McLaren Flat: +74 Seniors (70 to 84), McLaren Flat: -2 Elderly aged (85 and over), McLaren Flat: -3
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 McLaren Flat in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 31.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.6% 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 McLaren Flat and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (27.3% compared to 20.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (13.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (4.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (3.5% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, McLaren Flat's population increased by 561 people (63.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 10.31% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+172 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+85 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+76 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+74 people)