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Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park

Service age groups

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Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland 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 Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland 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 Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland 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
Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland 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) 181 6.0 8.6 149 5.3 8.4 +33
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 227 7.6 10.6 225 8.0 10.2 +3
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 190 6.3 7.8 213 7.5 9.0 -23
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 231 7.7 10.5 258 9.1 10.8 -26
Young workforce (25 to 34) 309 10.3 15.3 320 11.3 13.9 -11
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 563 18.7 18.2 552 19.6 20.2 +12
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 431 14.3 12.3 456 16.2 11.3 -24
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 440 14.6 8.4 314 11.1 7.7 +126
Seniors (70 to 84) 388 12.9 6.9 319 11.3 7.2 +69
Elderly aged (85 and over) 45 1.5 1.5 16 0.6 1.2 +29
Total3,010100.0100.02,822100.0100.0+188
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 Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland 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, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 29.0% 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 Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park and City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (10.3% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (7.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park's population increased by 188 people (6.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.3% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+126 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+69 people)