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The City of Unley had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2011.

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 an indicator of the City of Unley'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 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,0005.46.02,0095.65.7-9
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,7827.68.12,6087.28.6+174
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,3146.37.52,3406.57.8-26
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,70610.19.83,90410.99.9-198
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)5,12213.913.44,93113.712.8+191
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)7,70120.920.97,94922.122.0-248
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,01613.613.14,97513.813.3+41
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,6489.910.22,7087.58.8+940
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,0358.28.73,1988.99.1-163
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,5184.12.41,3593.82.1+159

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Adelaide: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 8.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Unley: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Unley: 7.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Unley: 6.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Unley: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Unley: 13.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Unley: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Unley: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Unley: 9.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Unley: 8.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Unley: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Unley: -9 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Unley: +174 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Unley: -26 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Unley: -198 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Unley: +191 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Unley: -248 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Unley: +41 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Unley: +940 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Unley: -163 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Unley: +159
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Unley in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 19.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 21.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (4.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.3% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Unley's population increased by 861 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.47% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+940 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-248 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-198 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+191 people)