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Hills South District

Service age groups

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Hills South 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 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Hills South 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) 425 4.7 6.2 501 5.8 6.6 -76
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 820 9.1 8.9 781 9.0 8.9 +39
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 697 7.8 7.5 782 9.1 8.2 -85
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 607 6.8 8.4 522 6.0 8.9 +85
Young workforce (25 to 34) 619 6.9 12.4 655 7.6 12.6 -36
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,848 20.5 19.7 1,957 22.6 20.9 -108
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,354 15.1 13.3 1,228 14.2 13.6 +126
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,251 13.9 12.4 1,092 12.6 11.1 +159
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,098 12.2 9.1 909 10.5 7.5 +189
Elderly aged (85 and over) 272 3.0 2.1 210 2.4 1.8 +62
Total8,997100.0100.08,641100.0100.0+356
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 South 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, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 29.1% 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 South District and City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (15.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (6.9% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.8% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hills South District's population increased by 356 people (4.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.81% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+189 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+159 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+126 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-108 people)