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Five year age groups

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There were 1,637 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Unley in 2016, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Unley provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Unley's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the City of Unley's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,7614.75.92,0005.46.0-239
5 to 92,1615.76.02,0455.65.7+116
10 to 142,0605.55.61,8845.16.0+176
15 to 192,1955.86.12,0485.66.6+147
20 to 242,5696.86.92,8257.77.1-256
25 to 292,6337.06.82,7187.47.0-85
30 to 342,4746.67.02,4046.56.4+70
35 to 392,4066.46.42,5296.96.7-123
40 to 442,5276.76.52,6257.17.1-98
45 to 492,5456.76.82,5476.97.1-2
50 to 542,4296.46.62,5246.96.9-95
55 to 592,3726.36.42,4926.86.2-120
60 to 642,3556.25.72,1835.95.8+172
65 to 692,1235.65.31,4654.04.4+658
70 to 741,4603.94.01,1293.13.4+331
75 to 791,1383.03.09062.52.8+232
80 to 848672.32.31,0002.72.4-133
85 and over1,6374.32.61,5184.12.4+119

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 5.3% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% 55 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 50 to 54, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% 45 to 49, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% 40 to 44, Greater Adelaide: 6.5% 35 to 39, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 30 to 34, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 25 to 29, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% 20 to 24, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% 15 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% 10 to 14, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% 85 and over, City of Unley: 4.3% 80 to 84, City of Unley: 2.3% 75 to 79, City of Unley: 3.0% 70 to 74, City of Unley: 3.9% 65 to 69, City of Unley: 5.6% 60 to 64, City of Unley: 6.2% 55 to 59, City of Unley: 6.3% 50 to 54, City of Unley: 6.4% 45 to 49, City of Unley: 6.7% 40 to 44, City of Unley: 6.7% 35 to 39, City of Unley: 6.4% 30 to 34, City of Unley: 6.6% 25 to 29, City of Unley: 7.0% 20 to 24, City of Unley: 6.8% 15 to 19, City of Unley: 5.8% 10 to 14, City of Unley: 5.5% 5 to 9, City of Unley: 5.7% 0 to 4, City of Unley: 4.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, City of Unley: +119 80 to 84, City of Unley: -133 75 to 79, City of Unley: +232 70 to 74, City of Unley: +331 65 to 69, City of Unley: +658 60 to 64, City of Unley: +172 55 to 59, City of Unley: -120 50 to 54, City of Unley: -95 45 to 49, City of Unley: -2 40 to 44, City of Unley: -98 35 to 39, City of Unley: -123 30 to 34, City of Unley: +70 25 to 29, City of Unley: -85 20 to 24, City of Unley: -256 15 to 19, City of Unley: +147 10 to 14, City of Unley: +176 5 to 9, City of Unley: +116 0 to 4, City of Unley: -239
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Unley in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 15.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.4% and 17.2% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Unley and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (4.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (6.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (4.7% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Unley's population increased by 870 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.47% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+658 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+331 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (-256 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (-239 persons)

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