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Service age groups

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

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 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Playford - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)7,6438.65.96,6458.46.0+998
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9,47210.68.28,06510.28.1+1,407
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6,9467.86.97,1319.07.5-185
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9,38910.59.58,57910.89.8+810
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)13,70915.313.811,02413.913.4+2,685
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)16,25218.219.715,96820.220.9+284
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)10,98712.313.18,95211.313.1+2,035
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7,5138.411.16,0857.710.2+1,428
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)6,1446.99.35,7097.28.7+435
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,3221.52.69551.22.4+367

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

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 9.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Playford: 8.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Playford: 10.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Playford: 7.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Playford: 10.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Playford: 15.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Playford: 18.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Playford: 12.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Playford: 8.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Playford: 6.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Playford: 1.5%
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 - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Playford: +998 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Playford: +1,407 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Playford: -185 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Playford: +810 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Playford: +2,685 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Playford: +284 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Playford: +2,035 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Playford: +1,428 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Playford: +435 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Playford: +367
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 service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 26.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 23.0% 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' (8.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.9% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Playford's population increased by 10,264 people (13.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.47% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+2,685 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+2,035 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,428 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+1,407 people)

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