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Service age groups

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The City of West Torrens had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Adelaide in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3,1235.45.92,9925.46.0+131
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,9246.88.23,4906.48.1+434
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,1395.46.93,2535.97.5-114
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6,15510.69.56,10911.19.8+46
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)10,09317.413.89,12316.613.4+970
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)11,48519.819.711,33920.620.9+146
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)6,81211.813.16,16211.213.1+650
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5,3049.211.14,7868.710.2+518
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,7219.99.35,83010.68.7-109
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,1483.72.61,8773.42.4+271

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), Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Adelaide: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Adelaide: 13.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Adelaide: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Adelaide: 9.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of West Torrens: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of West Torrens: 6.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of West Torrens: 5.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of West Torrens: 10.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of West Torrens: 17.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of West Torrens: 19.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of West Torrens: 11.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of West Torrens: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of West Torrens: 9.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of West Torrens: 3.7%
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), City of West Torrens: +131 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of West Torrens: +434 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of West Torrens: -114 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of West Torrens: +46 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of West Torrens: +970 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of West Torrens: +146 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of West Torrens: +650 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of West Torrens: +518 Seniors (70 to 84), City of West Torrens: -109 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of West Torrens: +271
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 the City of West Torrens in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower 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, 17.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 23.0% 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' (17.4% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (9.2% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (5.4% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (6.8% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of West Torrens's population increased by 2,943 people (5.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.05% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+970 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+650 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+518 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+434 people)

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