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Service age groups

The City of Playford had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2011.

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 an indicator of the City of Playford'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 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Playford - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6,6458.46.05,2057.45.7+1,440
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8,06510.28.17,86311.28.6+202
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,1319.07.56,5549.47.8+577
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8,57910.89.87,04010.19.9+1,539
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)11,02413.913.48,88712.712.8+2,137
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)15,96820.220.915,43722.122.0+531
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)8,95211.313.17,61310.913.3+1,339
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,0857.710.25,3587.78.8+727
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,7097.28.75,3057.69.1+404
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9551.22.47441.12.1+211

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), Greater Adelaide: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 8.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Playford: 8.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Playford: 10.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Playford: 9.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Playford: 10.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Playford: 13.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Playford: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Playford: 11.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Playford: 7.7% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Playford: 7.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Playford: 1.2%
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), City of Playford: +1,440 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Playford: +202 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Playford: +577 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Playford: +1,539 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Playford: +2,137 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Playford: +531 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Playford: +1,339 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Playford: +727 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Playford: +404 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Playford: +211
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 the City of Playford in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 27.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 21.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (8.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.7% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.3% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Playford's population increased by 9,107 people (13.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.48% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+2,137 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+1,539 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+1,440 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,339 people)