Davoren Park - Elizabeth West had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Playford in 2016.
The Age Structure of Davoren Park - Elizabeth West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Davoren Park - Elizabeth West'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Davoren Park - Elizabeth West 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) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 28.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.5% 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 Davoren Park - Elizabeth West and City of Playford were:
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (9.6% compared to 8.6%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.8% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (16.6% compared to 18.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Davoren Park - Elizabeth West's population decreased by 212 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.63% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-166 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-153 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+118 people)
- Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-96 people)