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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the City of Adelaide, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the City of Adelaide's local resident workers is indicative of the residential role and function of the local area. This includes factors such as when the area was settled; what types of households live there; the level of access the area has to employment, services and facilities; the local dwelling stock characteristics (including cost of housing); local amenity and a range of other factors that attract people to an area.

The age structure of City of Adelaide's local resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, is typically more mobile and has higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for City of Adelaide, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers age structure
City of Adelaide 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years1,71118.815.41,52419.716.6+187
25 to 34 years3,05333.620.22,46631.819.7+587
35 to 44 years1,45416.022.21,29316.723.9+161
45 to 54 years1,30114.323.31,21315.724.0+88
55 to 64 years1,17813.015.61,00212.913.5+176
65 years and over3934.33.32503.22.3+143

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

Local resident workers age structure, 2011
Local resident workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, South Australia: 15.4% 25 to 34 years, South Australia: 20.2% 35 to 44 years, South Australia: 22.2% 45 to 54 years, South Australia: 23.3% 55 to 64 years, South Australia: 15.6% 65 years and over, South Australia: 3.3% 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide: 18.8% 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide: 33.6% 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide: 16.0% 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide: 14.3% 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide: 13.0% 65 years and over, City of Adelaide: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide: +187 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide: +587 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide: +161 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide: +88 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide: +176 65 years and over, City of Adelaide: +143
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the local labour force age structure of the City of Adelaide in 2011 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 68.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.8% for South Australia. 31.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.2027 for South Australia.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (33.6% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (18.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (14.3% compared to 23.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (16.0% compared to 22.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Adelaide's local labour force population increased by 1,342 people (17.3%). This represents an average annual change of 3.25% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in the City of Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 years (+587 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (+187 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+176 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+161 local labour force)

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