Service age groups
Smithfield had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Playford in 2016.
The Age Structure of Smithfield provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Smithfield'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?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Smithfield 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, 25.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.7% 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 Smithfield and City of Playford were:
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.0% compared to 6.9%)
- A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (2.6% compared to 1.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (15.1% compared to 18.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.2% compared to 7.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, Smithfield's population increased by 24 people (1.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.21% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2011 and 2016.