Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park 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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald 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, 19.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 29.1% 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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park and City of Playford were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (15.5% compared to 6.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (12.1% compared to 8.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (14.4% compared to 18.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (6.9% compared to 10.6%)
From 2011 to 2016, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park's population increased by 376 people (28.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 5.22% 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) (+116 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+64 people)