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Elizabeth Downs

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Elizabeth Downs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Elizabeth Downs'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 Elizabeth Downs'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
Elizabeth Downs - 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)4568.98.44248.47.4+32
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)53410.410.253710.611.2-3
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4498.89.04589.19.4-9
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)54910.710.853610.610.1+13
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)67113.113.964612.812.7+25
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)92418.020.296619.122.1-42
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)58411.411.353710.610.9+47
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4188.17.74338.67.7-15
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4609.07.24669.27.6-6
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)841.61.2531.01.1+31

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), Elizabeth Downs: 8.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Elizabeth Downs: 10.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Elizabeth Downs: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Elizabeth Downs: 10.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Elizabeth Downs: 13.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Elizabeth Downs: 18.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Elizabeth Downs: 11.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Elizabeth Downs: 8.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Elizabeth Downs: 9.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Elizabeth Downs: 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), Elizabeth Downs: +32 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Elizabeth Downs: -3 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Elizabeth Downs: -9 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Elizabeth Downs: +13 Young workforce (25 to 34), Elizabeth Downs: +25 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Elizabeth Downs: -42 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Elizabeth Downs: +47 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Elizabeth Downs: -15 Seniors (70 to 84), Elizabeth Downs: -6 Elderly aged (85 and over), Elizabeth Downs: +31
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 Elizabeth Downs 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 higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 28.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.8% 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 Elizabeth Downs and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (18.0% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.1% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Elizabeth Downs's population increased by 73 people (1.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.29% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Elizabeth Downs between 2006 and 2011.