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Central North District

Service age groups

Central North District had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

The Age Structure of Central North District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Central North District'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 Central North District'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
Central North District - 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)4,6206.56.64,3436.26.1+277
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)6,0428.58.96,6569.69.7-614
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5,5157.78.25,7598.38.8-245
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6,4729.18.96,6879.69.4-216
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)9,76713.712.69,11113.112.2+656
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)14,31120.120.914,60621.022.2-296
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)9,22813.013.69,69913.914.5-471
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7,99011.211.16,2659.08.6+1,725
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,8178.27.55,3187.67.1+499
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,4212.01.81,1481.61.4+273

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), Central North District: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Central North District: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Central North District: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Central North District: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Central North District: 13.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Central North District: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Central North District: 13.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Central North District: 11.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Central North District: 8.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Central North District: 2.0%
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), Central North District: +277 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Central North District: -614 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Central North District: -245 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Central North District: -216 Young workforce (25 to 34), Central North District: +656 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Central North District: -296 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Central North District: -471 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Central North District: +1,725 Seniors (70 to 84), Central North District: +499 Elderly aged (85 and over), Central North District: +273
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 Central North District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 22.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.4% 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 Central North District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.7% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.1% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central North District's population increased by 1,588 people (2.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.45% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,725 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+656 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-614 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+499 people)