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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

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

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in City of Adelaide. It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.

For example an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers age structure
City of Adelaide - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years14,01712.815.214,87515.116.1-858
25 to 34 years28,25325.820.224,03224.419.7+4,221
35 to 44 years25,31623.122.323,15723.524.0+2,159
45 to 54 years24,16822.123.423,27523.624.3+893
55 to 64 years15,38214.115.711,81712.013.7+3,565
65 years and over2,2692.13.21,3831.42.3+886

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

Local workers age structure, 2011
Local workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, South Australia: 15.2% 25 to 34 years, South Australia: 20.2% 35 to 44 years, South Australia: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, South Australia: 23.4% 55 to 64 years, South Australia: 15.7% 65 years and over, South Australia: 3.2% 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide: 12.8% 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide: 25.8% 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide: 22.1% 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide: 14.1% 65 years and over, City of Adelaide: 2.1%
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 workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: -858 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: +4,221 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: +2,159 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: +893 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: +3,565 65 years and over, City of Adelaide - All industries: +886
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 age structure of the workforce in 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 61.8% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.7% for South Australia. 38.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.3% for South Australia.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (25.8% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (12.8% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (14.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (22.1% compared to 23.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the City of Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+4,221 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+3,565 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+2,159 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+893 local workers)

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