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Southern District

Service age groups

Southern District 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 Southern District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Southern 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 Southern 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
Southern 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)1,2638.96.66817.16.1+582
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,48110.58.91,02010.79.7+461
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1258.08.28599.08.8+266
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,2699.08.98579.09.4+412
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,03514.412.61,23512.912.2+800
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,07221.720.92,20623.022.2+866
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,57611.113.61,14311.914.5+433
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,2759.011.18548.98.6+421
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8826.27.56156.47.1+267
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1651.21.81041.11.4+61

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), Southern District: 8.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Southern District: 10.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Southern District: 8.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Southern District: 9.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Southern District: 14.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Southern District: 21.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Southern District: 11.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Southern District: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Southern District: 6.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Southern District: 1.2%
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), Southern District: +582 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Southern District: +461 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Southern District: +266 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Southern District: +412 Young workforce (25 to 34), Southern District: +800 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Southern District: +866 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Southern District: +433 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Southern District: +421 Seniors (70 to 84), Southern District: +267 Elderly aged (85 and over), Southern District: +61
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 Southern District 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, 27.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.4% 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 Southern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (8.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.4% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (9.0% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Southern District's population increased by 4,569 people (47.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 8.12% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+866 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+800 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+582 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+461 people)