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Hills North District

Service age groups

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Hills North District had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

The Age Structure of Hills 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 Hills 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 Hills North District's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Hills North District - 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) 261 4.2 6.2 238 3.8 6.6 +23
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 506 8.1 8.9 633 10.0 8.9 -127
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 568 9.1 7.5 667 10.5 8.2 -99
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 522 8.4 8.4 558 8.8 8.9 -36
Young workforce (25 to 34) 419 6.7 12.4 400 6.3 12.6 +19
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,300 20.8 19.7 1,517 24.0 20.9 -217
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,159 18.6 13.3 1,173 18.5 13.6 -14
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 949 15.2 12.4 764 12.1 11.1 +185
Seniors (70 to 84) 522 8.4 9.1 350 5.5 7.5 +172
Elderly aged (85 and over) 39 0.6 2.1 28 0.5 1.8 +11
Total6,248100.0100.06,331100.0100.0-83
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 Hills North District in 2016 compared to 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, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.2% 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 Hills North District and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (18.6% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (15.2% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (6.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (4.2% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hills North District's population decreased by 83 people (1.3%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.26% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-217 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+185 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+172 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-127 people)