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Playford North Urban Renewal area

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Playford North Urban Renewal area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Playford North Urban Renewal area'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 Playford North Urban Renewal area'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
Playford North Urban Renewal area - 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) 1,834 11.3 8.6 1,368 10.6 8.4 +467
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,827 11.2 10.6 1,445 11.2 10.2 +382
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,137 7.0 7.8 1,099 8.5 9.0 +38
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,964 12.1 10.5 1,698 13.2 10.8 +266
Young workforce (25 to 34) 3,109 19.1 15.3 2,141 16.7 13.9 +967
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,601 16.0 18.2 2,269 17.6 20.2 +332
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,589 9.8 12.3 1,177 9.2 11.3 +412
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,112 6.8 8.4 822 6.4 7.7 +290
Seniors (70 to 84) 954 5.9 6.9 705 5.5 7.2 +249
Elderly aged (85 and over) 142 0.9 1.5 133 1.0 1.2 +9
Total16,273100.0100.012,862100.0100.0+3,410
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 Playford North Urban Renewal area in 2016 compared to City of Playford shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 29.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.6% 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 Playford North Urban Renewal area and City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (19.1% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (11.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (9.8% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (16.0% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Playford North Urban Renewal area's population increased by 3,411 people (26.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.82% 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) (+967 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+467 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+412 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+382 people)