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Clarence Park Ward

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Clarence Park Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Clarence Park Ward'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 Clarence Park 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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Clarence Park Ward - 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)3115532855-17
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)4938853288-39
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)3496747476-125
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)554109613910-58
Young workforce (25 to 34)8411414570814271
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,20521201,2831921-77
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)81714138631314-46
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6971212662101036
Seniors (70 to 84)42579795128-370
Elderly aged (85 and over)1172464194-524
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 Clarence Park Ward 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, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.3% 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 Clarence Park Ward and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.1% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (14.5% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (2.0% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.3% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Clarence Park Ward's population decreased by 950 people (14.0%). This represents an average annual population change of -2.98% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (-524 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-370 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+271 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-125 people)

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