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Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald 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) 103 6.2 8.6 64 5.0 8.4 +39
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 115 6.9 10.6 90 7.0 10.2 +25
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 100 6.0 7.8 93 7.2 9.0 +7
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 169 10.1 10.5 105 8.1 10.8 +64
Young workforce (25 to 34) 205 12.3 15.3 90 6.9 13.9 +116
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 241 14.4 18.2 204 15.7 20.2 +38
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 252 15.1 12.3 205 15.8 11.3 +47
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 201 12.1 8.4 211 16.3 7.7 -10
Seniors (70 to 84) 260 15.5 6.9 217 16.8 7.2 +42
Elderly aged (85 and over) 24 1.5 1.5 15 1.2 1.2 +9
Total1,675100.0100.01,299100.0100.0+376
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)