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Blakeview

Service age groups

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Blakeview had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Playford in 2016.

The Age Structure of Blakeview provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Blakeview'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 Blakeview's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

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Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Blakeview - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 649 9.2 8.6 488 9.7 8.4 +162
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 841 11.9 10.6 543 10.8 10.2 +298
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 531 7.5 7.8 495 9.8 9.0 +37
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 798 11.3 10.5 537 10.7 10.8 +261
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,338 18.9 15.3 780 15.5 13.9 +559
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,368 19.3 18.2 1,147 22.8 20.2 +221
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 797 11.2 12.3 534 10.6 11.3 +262
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 457 6.4 8.4 299 6.0 7.7 +157
Seniors (70 to 84) 277 3.9 6.9 194 3.9 7.2 +83
Elderly aged (85 and over) 31 0.4 1.5 14 0.3 1.2 +16
Total7,091100.0100.05,035100.0100.0+2,056
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 Blakeview in 2016 compared to City of Playford 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, 28.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 10.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.9% and 16.8% respectively for City of Playford.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (18.9% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (11.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (3.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (6.4% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Blakeview's population increased by 2,056 people (40.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 7.09% 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) (+559 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+298 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+262 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+261 people)