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Unley Park Ward

Service age groups

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Unley Park 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 Unley 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 Unley 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 Unley Park 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
Unley 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) 255 4.2 4.7 262 4.3 5.4 -7
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 511 8.3 7.9 540 8.9 7.6 -29
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 555 9.0 6.6 520 8.6 6.3 +35
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 565 9.2 9.4 568 9.4 10.1 -3
Young workforce (25 to 34) 492 8.0 13.5 550 9.1 13.9 -58
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,095 17.8 19.8 1,161 19.1 20.9 -66
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 873 14.2 12.7 954 15.7 13.6 -80
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 909 14.8 11.9 784 12.9 9.9 +125
Seniors (70 to 84) 649 10.6 9.2 501 8.3 8.2 +148
Elderly aged (85 and over) 231 3.8 4.3 226 3.7 4.1 +5
Total6,139100.0100.06,070100.0100.0+69
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 Unley 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) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 29.2% 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 Unley Park Ward and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.8% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (8.0% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (17.8% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Unley Park Ward's population increased by 69 people (1.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.23% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+148 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+125 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-80 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-66 people)