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City of Playford

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in the City of Playford is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)'.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of the City of Playford is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
City of Playford - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,0278.99,4448.510,8218.2+2,794
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)9,64610.612,09810.813,85910.5+4,213
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,0577.89,5338.510,9328.3+3,875
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9,89510.910,6949.612,5109.5+2,615
Young workforce (25 to 34)14,26615.716,87815.119,24314.6+4,978
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)16,37418.121,19419.025,71919.5+9,345
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)10,83912.011,41010.213,35510.1+2,516
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7,2868.09,8858.910,7798.2+3,493
Seniors (70 to 84)6,0266.68,4777.611,7318.9+5,705
Elderly aged (85 and over)1,2541.41,9251.72,7762.1+1,521
Total persons90,671100.0111,537100.0131,726100.0+41,055

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 2,776 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 11,731 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 10,779 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 13,355 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 25,719 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 19,243 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 12,510 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 10,932 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 13,859 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 10,821 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,925 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 8,477 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 9,885 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 11,410 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 21,194 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 16,878 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 10,694 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 9,533 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 12,098 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 9,444 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,254 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 6,026 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 7,286 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 10,839 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 16,374 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 14,266 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 9,895 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 7,057 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 9,646 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 8,027
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 851 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 3,254 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: 894 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,945 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 4,525 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: 2,365 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,817 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 1,399 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: 1,762 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,377 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 670 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 2,451 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 2,598 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: 571 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 4,820 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: 2,613 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 799 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 2,475 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 2,452 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,417
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In the City of Playford between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 6,345 (25.7%), and will comprise 27.9% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 5,721 (39.3%) and comprise 18.2% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 21,194 persons.

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