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Eastern Region Alliance area

Service age groups

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Eastern Region Alliance area had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Unley in 2016.

The Age Structure of Eastern Region Alliance area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Eastern Region Alliance area'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 Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - 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)15,1265.24.715,0345.35.4+92
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)23,3428.07.922,1427.87.6+1,200
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)20,7487.16.620,8047.36.3-56
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)26,2319.09.427,5899.710.1-1,358
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)36,84712.613.535,64412.513.9+1,203
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)58,18619.919.859,50920.920.9-1,323
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)38,66213.212.737,97313.313.6+689
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)33,99811.611.930,76910.89.9+3,229
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)30,67010.59.226,9279.58.2+3,743
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9,1563.14.38,1052.84.1+1,051

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), Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Eastern Region Alliance area: 9.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Eastern Region Alliance area: 12.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Eastern Region Alliance area: 19.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Eastern Region Alliance area: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Eastern Region Alliance area: 11.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Eastern Region Alliance area: 10.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.1%
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), Eastern Region Alliance area: +92 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,200 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Eastern Region Alliance area: -56 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,358 Young workforce (25 to 34), Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,203 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,323 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Eastern Region Alliance area: +689 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Eastern Region Alliance area: +3,229 Seniors (70 to 84), Eastern Region Alliance area: +3,743 Elderly aged (85 and over), Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,051
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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.2% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (10.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Frail aged' (3.1% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.6% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Eastern Region Alliance area's population increased by 8,470 people (3.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.59% 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) (+3,743 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,229 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-1,358 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,323 people)

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