Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights 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 Rise - Seaford Heights provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights'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 Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights 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, 26.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.6% 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 Rise - Seaford Heights and City of Onkaparinga were:
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.9% compared to 8.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (21.0% compared to 19.7%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.5% compared to 7.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (9.5% compared to 12.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights's population increased by 705 people (13.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.49% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+150 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+122 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+95 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+72 people)