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Davoren Park - Elizabeth West

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Davoren Park - Elizabeth West's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Davoren Park - Elizabeth West - 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) 632 9.6 8.6 631 9.3 8.4 +1
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 735 11.1 10.6 731 10.7 10.2 +4
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 497 7.5 7.8 594 8.7 9.0 -96
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 666 10.1 10.5 820 12.0 10.8 -153
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,004 15.2 15.3 953 14.0 13.9 +51
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,094 16.6 18.2 1,260 18.5 20.2 -166
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 824 12.5 12.3 705 10.3 11.3 +118
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 535 8.1 8.4 529 7.8 7.7 +7
Seniors (70 to 84) 518 7.8 6.9 468 6.9 7.2 +50
Elderly aged (85 and over) 99 1.5 1.5 126 1.8 1.2 -27
Total6,609100.0100.06,821100.0100.0-211
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)