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Service age groups

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

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

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 Hillbank 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, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.8% 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 Hillbank and City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (16.5% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (10.7% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (12.8% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (8.5% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hillbank's population increased by 39 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.17% 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) (-156 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-91 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+74 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+70 people)

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