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Unley Park had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Unley in 2011.

The Age Structure of Unley Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Unley Park'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 Unley Park'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
Unley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)785.65.4654.95.6+13
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)14310.27.61188.87.2+25
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1218.66.31057.86.5+16
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1218.610.114110.510.9-20
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1228.713.91229.113.70
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)25217.920.927120.322.1-19
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)21815.513.625018.713.8-32
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)19513.99.914811.17.5+47
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1238.88.2997.48.9+24
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)312.24.1191.43.8+12

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Unley Park: 5.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Unley Park: 10.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Unley Park: 8.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Unley Park: 8.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Unley Park: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Unley Park: 17.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Unley Park: 15.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Unley Park: 13.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Unley Park: 8.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Unley Park: 2.2%
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), Unley Park: +13 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Unley Park: +25 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Unley Park: +16 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Unley Park: -20 Young workforce (25 to 34), Unley Park: 0 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Unley Park: -19 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Unley Park: -32 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Unley Park: +47 Seniors (70 to 84), Unley Park: +24 Elderly aged (85 and over), Unley Park: +12
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 Unley Park in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.3% and 22.3% respectively for the City of Unley.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (13.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.2% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.7% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (17.9% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Unley Park's population increased by 66 people (4.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.97% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Unley Park between 2006 and 2011.