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Elizabeth Park

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Elizabeth Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Elizabeth Park'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 Park'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
Elizabeth Park - 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) 341 8.8 8.6 268 8.1 8.4 +73
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 383 9.9 10.6 323 9.8 10.2 +60
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 258 6.6 7.8 292 8.8 9.0 -34
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 433 11.2 10.5 386 11.7 10.8 +47
Young workforce (25 to 34) 561 14.5 15.3 428 13.0 13.9 +133
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 634 16.3 18.2 558 16.9 20.2 +76
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 397 10.2 12.3 306 9.3 11.3 +91
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 365 9.4 8.4 292 8.8 7.7 +73
Seniors (70 to 84) 409 10.5 6.9 374 11.3 7.2 +35
Elderly aged (85 and over) 99 2.6 1.5 77 2.3 1.2 +22
Total3,880100.0100.03,304100.0100.0+576
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 Elizabeth Park in 2016 compared to City of Playford shows that there was a lower 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, 25.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.5% 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 Elizabeth Park and City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (10.2% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (16.3% compared to 18.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.6% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Elizabeth Park's population increased by 576 people (17.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.27% 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) (+133 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+91 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+76 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+73 people)