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Seaford Meadows

Service age groups

Seaford Meadows 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 Seaford Meadows provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Seaford Meadows'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 Seaford Meadows'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
Seaford Meadows - 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)17410.56.636.86.1+171
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)21012.78.9511.09.7+205
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1458.88.249.78.8+141
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)18811.48.948.09.4+184
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)36822.312.6614.312.2+362
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)33820.520.9919.222.2+329
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1126.813.6510.814.5+107
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)754.511.1510.08.6+71
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)412.57.549.17.1+37
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)00.01.811.21.4-1

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), Seaford Meadows: 10.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Seaford Meadows: 12.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Seaford Meadows: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Seaford Meadows: 11.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Seaford Meadows: 22.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Seaford Meadows: 20.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Seaford Meadows: 6.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Seaford Meadows: 4.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Seaford Meadows: 2.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Seaford Meadows: 0.0%
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), Seaford Meadows: +171 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Seaford Meadows: +205 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Seaford Meadows: +141 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Seaford Meadows: +184 Young workforce (25 to 34), Seaford Meadows: +362 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Seaford Meadows: +329 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Seaford Meadows: +107 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Seaford Meadows: +71 Seniors (70 to 84), Seaford Meadows: +37 Elderly aged (85 and over), Seaford Meadows: -1
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 Seaford Meadows 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, 32.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 7.0% 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 Seaford Meadows and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (22.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (6.8% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (4.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (2.5% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Seaford Meadows's population increased by 1,606 people (3568.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 105.54% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+362 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+329 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+205 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+184 people)