Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs
Service age groups
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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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%)
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)