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Seaford Meadows

Service age groups

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Seaford Meadows 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 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.

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Derived from the Census question:

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

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Age structure - Service age groups
Seaford Meadows - 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) 433 11.2 6.2 174 10.5 6.6 +259
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 459 11.9 8.9 210 12.7 8.9 +249
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 304 7.9 7.5 145 8.8 8.2 +159
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 429 11.1 8.4 188 11.4 8.9 +241
Young workforce (25 to 34) 851 22.0 12.4 368 22.3 12.6 +483
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 773 20.0 19.7 338 20.5 20.9 +435
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 280 7.2 13.3 112 6.8 13.6 +168
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 221 5.7 12.4 75 4.5 11.1 +146
Seniors (70 to 84) 107 2.8 9.1 41 2.5 7.5 +66
Elderly aged (85 and over) 6 0.2 2.1 0 -- 1.8 +6
Total3,863100.0100.01,651100.0100.0+2,212
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 Seaford Meadows 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, 31.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 8.6% 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 Seaford Meadows and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (22.0% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (5.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (2.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (7.2% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Seaford Meadows's population increased by 2,212 people (134.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 18.53% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+483 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+435 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+259 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+249 people)