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Morphett Vale

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Morphett Vale provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Morphett Vale'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 Morphett Vale's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Morphett Vale - 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) 1,457 6.3 6.2 1,434 6.4 6.6 +23
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,814 7.9 8.9 1,796 8.0 8.9 +18
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,574 6.8 7.5 1,524 6.8 8.2 +50
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,970 8.5 8.4 2,085 9.2 8.9 -115
Young workforce (25 to 34) 3,299 14.3 12.4 3,240 14.4 12.6 +59
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 4,312 18.7 19.7 4,358 19.3 20.9 -46
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,808 12.2 13.3 3,024 13.4 13.6 -216
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 3,038 13.2 12.4 2,877 12.7 11.1 +161
Seniors (70 to 84) 2,347 10.2 9.1 1,872 8.3 7.5 +475
Elderly aged (85 and over) 478 2.1 2.1 358 1.6 1.8 +120
Total23,097100.0100.022,568100.0100.0+529
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 Morphett Vale 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, 21.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.4% 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 Morphett Vale and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (14.3% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (12.2% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (18.7% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Morphett Vale's population increased by 529 people (2.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.46% 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) (+475 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-216 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+161 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+120 people)