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Highgate

Service age groups

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Highgate had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Unley in 2016.

The Age Structure of Highgate provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Highgate'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 Highgate's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Highgate - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 66 3.9 4.7 81 5.3 5.4 -15
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 164 9.7 7.9 163 10.7 7.6 +1
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 153 9.1 6.6 139 9.1 6.3 +14
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 217 12.9 9.4 146 9.5 10.1 +71
Young workforce (25 to 34) 190 11.3 13.5 153 10.0 13.9 +38
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 323 19.2 19.8 348 22.8 20.9 -26
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 246 14.6 12.7 206 13.5 13.6 +41
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 162 9.6 11.9 160 10.5 9.9 +1
Seniors (70 to 84) 126 7.5 9.2 95 6.3 8.2 +30
Elderly aged (85 and over) 35 2.1 4.3 34 2.3 4.1 +1
Total1,685100.0100.01,529100.0100.0+156
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 service age groups of Highgate in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 22.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 25.4% respectively for City of Unley.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (12.9% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (9.6% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.3% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Highgate's population increased by 156 people (10.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.96% per year over the period.

The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+71 people)