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Craigmore had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Playford in 2011.

The Age Structure of Craigmore provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Craigmore'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 Craigmore'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
Craigmore - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8677.98.47627.47.4+105
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,15010.510.21,27212.311.2-122
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,0459.59.01,06910.49.4-24
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,0739.810.81,03910.110.1+34
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,50113.713.91,40013.612.7+101
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,49322.820.22,58825.122.1-95
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,30511.911.39969.710.9+309
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6936.37.75865.77.7+107
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)6505.97.24494.47.6+201
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1781.61.21481.41.1+30

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Craigmore: 7.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Craigmore: 10.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Craigmore: 9.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Craigmore: 9.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Craigmore: 13.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Craigmore: 22.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Craigmore: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Craigmore: 6.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Craigmore: 5.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Craigmore: 1.6%
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), Craigmore: +105 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Craigmore: -122 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Craigmore: -24 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Craigmore: +34 Young workforce (25 to 34), Craigmore: +101 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Craigmore: -95 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Craigmore: +309 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Craigmore: +107 Seniors (70 to 84), Craigmore: +201 Elderly aged (85 and over), Craigmore: +30
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 Craigmore in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a similar 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, 28.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 27.6% and 16.1% respectively for the City of Playford.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.8% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (6.3% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.9% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (9.8% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Craigmore's population increased by 647 people (6.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.22% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+309 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+201 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-122 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+107 people)