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Goodwood Ward

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Goodwood Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Goodwood 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 Goodwood Ward'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
Goodwood 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) 330 5.1 4.7 345 5.8 5.4 -15
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 529 8.1 7.9 408 6.9 7.6 +121
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 353 5.4 6.6 320 5.4 6.3 +34
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 654 10.1 9.4 645 10.9 10.1 +10
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,163 17.9 13.5 1,104 18.6 13.9 +59
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,387 21.4 19.8 1,309 22.1 20.9 +79
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 761 11.7 12.7 773 13.1 13.6 -12
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 649 10.0 11.9 439 7.4 9.9 +210
Seniors (70 to 84) 453 7.0 9.2 386 6.5 8.2 +68
Elderly aged (85 and over) 211 3.3 4.3 191 3.2 4.1 +20
Total6,495100.0100.05,922100.0100.0+573
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 Goodwood 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 lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 18.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.2% 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 Goodwood Ward and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (17.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (21.4% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.0% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (10.0% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Goodwood Ward's population increased by 573 people (9.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.86% 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) (+210 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+121 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+79 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+68 people)