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Five year age groups

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There were 1,322 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Playford in 2016, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Playford provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Playford's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the City of Playford'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Playford - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
0 to 47,6438.65.96,6458.46.0+998
5 to 97,0317.96.05,7277.25.7+1,304
10 to 145,8826.65.65,8507.46.0+32
15 to 195,9786.76.16,0477.66.6-69
20 to 246,9097.76.96,1517.87.1+758
25 to 297,1017.96.86,0027.67.0+1,099
30 to 346,6067.47.05,0226.36.4+1,584
35 to 395,4226.16.45,0466.46.7+376
40 to 445,2865.96.55,3756.87.1-89
45 to 495,5476.26.85,5477.07.10
50 to 545,7896.56.64,9726.36.9+817
55 to 595,1995.86.43,9805.06.2+1,219
60 to 644,0604.55.73,4394.35.8+621
65 to 693,4523.95.32,6463.34.4+806
70 to 742,5432.84.02,3513.03.4+192
75 to 792,0582.33.01,9132.42.8+145
80 to 841,5511.72.31,4451.82.4+106
85 and over1,3221.52.69551.22.4+367

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 5.3% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% 55 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 50 to 54, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% 45 to 49, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% 40 to 44, Greater Adelaide: 6.5% 35 to 39, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 30 to 34, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 25 to 29, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% 20 to 24, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% 15 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% 10 to 14, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% 85 and over, City of Playford: 1.5% 80 to 84, City of Playford: 1.7% 75 to 79, City of Playford: 2.3% 70 to 74, City of Playford: 2.8% 65 to 69, City of Playford: 3.9% 60 to 64, City of Playford: 4.5% 55 to 59, City of Playford: 5.8% 50 to 54, City of Playford: 6.5% 45 to 49, City of Playford: 6.2% 40 to 44, City of Playford: 5.9% 35 to 39, City of Playford: 6.1% 30 to 34, City of Playford: 7.4% 25 to 29, City of Playford: 7.9% 20 to 24, City of Playford: 7.7% 15 to 19, City of Playford: 6.7% 10 to 14, City of Playford: 6.6% 5 to 9, City of Playford: 7.9% 0 to 4, City of Playford: 8.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, City of Playford: +367 80 to 84, City of Playford: +106 75 to 79, City of Playford: +145 70 to 74, City of Playford: +192 65 to 69, City of Playford: +806 60 to 64, City of Playford: +621 55 to 59, City of Playford: +1,219 50 to 54, City of Playford: +817 45 to 49, City of Playford: 0 40 to 44, City of Playford: -89 35 to 39, City of Playford: +376 30 to 34, City of Playford: +1,584 25 to 29, City of Playford: +1,099 20 to 24, City of Playford: +758 15 to 19, City of Playford: -69 10 to 14, City of Playford: +32 5 to 9, City of Playford: +1,304 0 to 4, City of Playford: +998
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Playford in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.4% and 17.2% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Playford and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.5% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Playford's population increased by 10,266 people (13.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.47% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (+1,584 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+1,304 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+1,219 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+1,099 persons)

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