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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the City of Albany, 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 Albany'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 Albany'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 Albany, 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 Albany 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Regional WA%Number%Regional WA%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years2,32315.514.02,38517.015.5-62
25 to 34 years2,35715.719.82,27516.319.3+82
35 to 44 years3,33822.223.33,31723.725.0+21
45 to 54 years3,74224.923.73,65026.124.1+92
55 to 64 years2,61917.415.41,95314.013.1+666
65 years and over6474.33.84112.93.1+236

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, Regional WA: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Regional WA: 19.8% 35 to 44 years, Regional WA: 23.3% 45 to 54 years, Regional WA: 23.7% 55 to 64 years, Regional WA: 15.4% 65 years and over, Regional WA: 3.8% 15 to 24 years, City of Albany: 15.5% 25 to 34 years, City of Albany: 15.7% 35 to 44 years, City of Albany: 22.2% 45 to 54 years, City of Albany: 24.9% 55 to 64 years, City of Albany: 17.4% 65 years and over, City of Albany: 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 Albany: -62 25 to 34 years, City of Albany: +82 35 to 44 years, City of Albany: +21 45 to 54 years, City of Albany: +92 55 to 64 years, City of Albany: +666 65 years and over, City of Albany: +236
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 Albany in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 53.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.1% for Regional WA. 46.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.8998 for Regional WA.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the City of Albany and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (17.4% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (15.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (24.9% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (15.7% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Albany's local labour force population increased by 1,035 people (7.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.44% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+666 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+236 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+92 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+82 local labour force)

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