Service age groups
Old Noarlunga 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 Old Noarlunga provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Old Noarlunga'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 Old Noarlunga in 2016 compared to 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, 24.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.3% 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 Old Noarlunga and City of Onkaparinga were:
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.3% compared to 8.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (7.5% compared to 6.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.2% compared to 7.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (1.0% compared to 2.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, Old Noarlunga's population increased by 98 people (7.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.42% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Old Noarlunga between 2011 and 2016.