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Elizabeth Vale

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Elizabeth Vale provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Elizabeth Vale'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 Vale'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Elizabeth Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2527.08.62387.18.4+14
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)36010.010.62738.210.2+87
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2697.57.82577.79.0+12
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)36510.210.53019.010.8+64
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)43412.115.342512.713.9+9
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)65918.318.263719.020.2+22
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)48213.412.342612.711.3+55
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3269.18.42848.57.7+42
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)36510.26.943012.87.2-66
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)822.31.5832.51.2-1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Playford: 8.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Playford: 10.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Playford: 7.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Playford: 10.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Playford: 15.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Playford: 18.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Playford: 12.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Playford: 8.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Playford: 6.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Playford: 1.5% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Elizabeth Vale: 7.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Elizabeth Vale: 10.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Elizabeth Vale: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Elizabeth Vale: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Elizabeth Vale: 12.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Elizabeth Vale: 18.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Elizabeth Vale: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Elizabeth Vale: 9.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Elizabeth Vale: 10.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Elizabeth Vale: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Elizabeth Vale: +14 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Elizabeth Vale: +87 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Elizabeth Vale: +12 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Elizabeth Vale: +64 Young workforce (25 to 34), Elizabeth Vale: +9 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Elizabeth Vale: +22 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Elizabeth Vale: +55 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Elizabeth Vale: +42 Seniors (70 to 84), Elizabeth Vale: -66 Elderly aged (85 and over), Elizabeth Vale: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Elizabeth Vale in 2016 compared to the 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, 24.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.9% and 16.8% respectively for the City of Playford.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (10.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.4% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.1% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (7.0% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Elizabeth Vale's population increased by 237 people (7.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.37% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+87 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-66 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+64 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+55 people)

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