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Fullarton Ward

Service age groups

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

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

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Fullarton Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2844.14.73776.55.4-93
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)5568.07.93986.97.6+158
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4947.16.64317.46.3+63
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6098.89.460110.410.1+7
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)6218.913.582714.213.9-206
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,21217.419.81,25721.620.9-45
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)83011.912.784214.513.6-12
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)79611.511.959410.29.9+203
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)87412.69.23716.48.2+503
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6779.74.31101.94.1+567

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Unley: 4.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Unley: 7.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Unley: 6.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Unley: 9.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Unley: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Unley: 19.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Unley: 12.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Unley: 11.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Unley: 9.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Unley: 4.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Fullarton Ward: 4.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Fullarton Ward: 8.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Fullarton Ward: 7.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Fullarton Ward: 8.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Fullarton Ward: 8.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Fullarton Ward: 17.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Fullarton Ward: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Fullarton Ward: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Fullarton Ward: 12.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Fullarton Ward: 9.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Fullarton Ward: -93 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Fullarton Ward: +158 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Fullarton Ward: +63 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Fullarton Ward: +7 Young workforce (25 to 34), Fullarton Ward: -206 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Fullarton Ward: -45 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Fullarton Ward: -12 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Fullarton Ward: +203 Seniors (70 to 84), Fullarton Ward: +503 Elderly aged (85 and over), Fullarton Ward: +567
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Fullarton Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a similar 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, 19.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 33.8% 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 Fullarton Ward and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (9.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (12.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (17.4% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Fullarton Ward's population increased by 1,144 people (19.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.66% 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) (+567 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+503 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-206 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+203 people)

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