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City of West Torrens

Service age groups

The City of West Torrens had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2011.

The Age Structure of the City of West Torrens provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of West Torrens'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 the City of West Torrens'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,9925.46.02,5975.05.7+395
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,4906.48.13,5336.88.6-43
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,2535.97.53,0075.87.8+246
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6,10911.19.85,74311.09.9+366
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)9,12316.613.47,97315.312.8+1,150
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)11,33920.620.911,08621.322.0+253
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)6,16211.213.15,66410.913.3+498
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,7868.710.24,5888.88.8+198
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,83010.68.76,37412.29.1-544
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,8773.42.41,5833.02.1+294

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Adelaide: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 8.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of West Torrens: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of West Torrens: 6.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of West Torrens: 5.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of West Torrens: 11.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of West Torrens: 16.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of West Torrens: 20.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of West Torrens: 11.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of West Torrens: 8.7% Seniors (70 to 84), City of West Torrens: 10.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of West Torrens: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of West Torrens: +395 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of West Torrens: -43 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of West Torrens: +246 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of West Torrens: +366 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of West Torrens: +1,150 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of West Torrens: +253 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of West Torrens: +498 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of West Torrens: +198 Seniors (70 to 84), City of West Torrens: -544 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of West Torrens: +294
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower 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, 17.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.5% and 21.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (16.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (10.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.2% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (6.4% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of West Torrens's population increased by 2,813 people (5.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.06% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,150 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-544 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+498 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+395 people)

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