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Hills South District

Service age groups

Hills South District had a lower 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 Hills South 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 South 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 South 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
Hills South 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)5025.86.64024.96.1+100
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7829.08.97969.89.7-14
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7839.18.281910.18.8-36
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5236.08.95206.49.4+3
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)6567.612.67369.012.2-81
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,95722.620.91,94223.822.2+16
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,22814.213.61,12413.814.5+104
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,09212.611.186510.68.6+227
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)91010.57.57759.57.1+134
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2102.41.81652.01.4+45

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), Hills South District: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hills South District: 9.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hills South District: 9.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hills South District: 6.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hills South District: 7.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hills South District: 22.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hills South District: 14.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hills South District: 12.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Hills South District: 10.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hills South District: 2.4%
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), Hills South District: +100 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Hills South District: -14 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Hills South District: -36 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hills South District: +3 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hills South District: -81 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hills South District: +16 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hills South District: +104 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hills South District: +227 Seniors (70 to 84), Hills South District: +134 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hills South District: +45
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 Hills South District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar 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, 23.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.6% 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 Hills South District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (10.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.6% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (7.6% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (6.0% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hills South District's population increased by 498 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.19% 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) (+227 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+134 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+104 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+100 people)