There were 59 people over the age of 85 living in Smithfield in 2016, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.
The Age Structure of Smithfield provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Smithfield'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||City of Playford %||Number||%||City of Playford %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||215||9.4||8.6||179||8.0||8.4||+36|
|5 to 9||171||7.5||7.9||141||6.3||7.2||+30|
|10 to 14||110||4.8||6.6||146||6.5||7.4||-36|
|15 to 19||146||6.4||6.7||174||7.8||7.6||-28|
|20 to 24||201||8.8||7.7||211||9.4||7.8||-10|
|25 to 29||192||8.4||7.9||190||8.5||7.6||+2|
|30 to 34||155||6.8||7.4||125||5.6||6.3||+30|
|35 to 39||115||5.0||6.1||122||5.5||6.4||-7|
|40 to 44||120||5.3||5.9||122||5.5||6.8||-2|
|45 to 49||119||5.2||6.2||132||5.9||7.0||-14|
|50 to 54||133||5.8||6.5||141||6.3||6.3||-9|
|55 to 59||136||6.0||5.8||108||4.8||5.0||+28|
|60 to 64||117||5.1||4.5||109||4.9||4.3||+8|
|65 to 69||105||4.6||3.9||68||3.1||3.3||+37|
|70 to 74||74||3.2||2.8||86||3.9||3.0||-12|
|75 to 79||71||3.1||2.3||70||3.2||2.4||+1|
|80 to 84||44||1.9||1.7||56||2.5||1.8||-12|
|85 and over||59||2.6||1.5||45||2.1||1.2||+13|
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Analysis of the five year age groups of Smithfield in 2016 compared to City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 21.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 23.0% and 12.2% respectively for City of Playford.
The major differences between the age structure of Smithfield and City of Playford were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (2.6% compared to 1.5%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (8.8% compared to 7.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.8% compared to 6.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.0% compared to 6.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, Smithfield's population increased by 56 people (2.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.5% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2011 and 2016.