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Unley Ward

Five year age groups

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 185 people over the age of 85 living in Unley Ward in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Unley 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 Unley 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 Unley 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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Unley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
0 to 43185.14.73585.95.4-41
5 to 93024.85.73125.15.6-10
10 to 142784.55.52283.85.1+49
15 to 193014.85.82794.65.6+22
20 to 244497.26.85258.67.7-76
25 to 295338.67.05388.97.4-5
30 to 345518.86.64697.76.5+82
35 to 394156.76.44817.96.9-66
40 to 444427.16.74417.37.1+1
45 to 494106.66.74156.86.9-5
50 to 544196.76.43906.46.9+29
55 to 593625.86.34237.06.8-61
60 to 643635.86.23365.55.9+27
65 to 693695.95.62213.64.0+148
70 to 742524.03.92153.53.1+37
75 to 791692.73.01542.62.5+14
80 to 841141.82.31382.32.7-23
85 and over1853.04.31422.34.1+44

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, 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% 85 and over, Unley Ward: 3.0% 80 to 84, Unley Ward: 1.8% 75 to 79, Unley Ward: 2.7% 70 to 74, Unley Ward: 4.0% 65 to 69, Unley Ward: 5.9% 60 to 64, Unley Ward: 5.8% 55 to 59, Unley Ward: 5.8% 50 to 54, Unley Ward: 6.7% 45 to 49, Unley Ward: 6.6% 40 to 44, Unley Ward: 7.1% 35 to 39, Unley Ward: 6.7% 30 to 34, Unley Ward: 8.8% 25 to 29, Unley Ward: 8.6% 20 to 24, Unley Ward: 7.2% 15 to 19, Unley Ward: 4.8% 10 to 14, Unley Ward: 4.5% 5 to 9, Unley Ward: 4.8% 0 to 4, Unley Ward: 5.1%
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, Unley Ward: +44 80 to 84, Unley Ward: -23 75 to 79, Unley Ward: +14 70 to 74, Unley Ward: +37 65 to 69, Unley Ward: +148 60 to 64, Unley Ward: +27 55 to 59, Unley Ward: -61 50 to 54, Unley Ward: +29 45 to 49, Unley Ward: -5 40 to 44, Unley Ward: +1 35 to 39, Unley Ward: -66 30 to 34, Unley Ward: +82 25 to 29, Unley Ward: -5 20 to 24, Unley Ward: -76 15 to 19, Unley Ward: +22 10 to 14, Unley Ward: +49 5 to 9, Unley Ward: -10 0 to 4, Unley Ward: -41
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 Unley Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 14.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.5% 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 Unley Ward and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.0% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.5% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Unley Ward's population increased by 166 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.54% 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 (+148 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+82 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (-76 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-66 persons)

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