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Parkside Ward

Five year age groups

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There were 217 people over the age of 85 living in Parkside Ward in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Parkside Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Parkside Ward'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 Parkside Ward'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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
0 to 42795533165-52
5 to 933566326669
10 to 14349652905558
15 to 19339662945645
20 to 243846740578-21
25 to 294417750197-60
30 to 34443774107733
35 to 394097645987-50
40 to 444347745287-18
45 to 49445774107735
50 to 5438466379675
55 to 593666638177-15
60 to 64352663326619
65 to 693275620234124
70 to 74216441583359
75 to 79181331573224
80 to 841222215333-32
85 and over21744208449
Total population6,0311001005,858100100173
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 five year age groups of Parkside Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 16.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 15.9% and 19.2% respectively for City of Unley.

The major differences between the age structure of Parkside Ward and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (7.4% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.6% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Parkside Ward's population increased by 173 people (3.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.58% 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 (+124 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (-60 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+59 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+58 persons)

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