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Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs

Service age groups

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Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

The Age Structure of Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs'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 Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs'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
Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs - 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) 289 7.2 6.2 274 7.8 6.6 +15
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 356 8.9 8.9 313 9.0 8.9 +43
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 258 6.4 7.5 269 7.7 8.2 -11
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 359 8.9 8.4 370 10.6 8.9 -11
Young workforce (25 to 34) 615 15.3 12.4 577 16.5 12.6 +38
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 773 19.3 19.7 713 20.4 20.9 +60
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 545 13.6 13.3 445 12.7 13.6 +100
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 440 11.0 12.4 296 8.5 11.1 +144
Seniors (70 to 84) 337 8.4 9.1 209 6.0 7.5 +128
Elderly aged (85 and over) 42 1.0 2.1 25 0.7 1.8 +17
Total4,014100.0100.03,491100.0100.0+523
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 Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs in 2016 compared to City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar 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, 22.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.4% 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 Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.3% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.0% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (1.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs's population increased by 523 people (15.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.83% 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) (+144 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+128 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+100 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+60 people)