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 2016.
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 19.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 23.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.
The major differences between the age structure of the City of Unley and Greater Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (4.3% compared to 2.6%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.9% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (4.7% compared to 5.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Unley's population increased by 871 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 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+827 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+427 people)
- Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (-239 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-221 people)