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Local labour force - Age structure

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

The Age Structure of the City of Brimbank's local labour force 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 Brimbank's local labour force is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, a younger labour force, while less experienced, is typically more mobile and has higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a more complete labour force analysis for City of Brimbank, 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 labour force age structure
City of Brimbank 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years12,50316.414.812,32318.115.9+180
25 to 34 years19,48025.524.216,23123.823.3+3,249
35 to 44 years17,43822.823.716,27123.924.7+1,167
45 to 54 years16,10221.121.415,31122.522.0+791
55 to 64 years9,51412.513.17,19210.612.0+2,322
65 years and over1,3411.82.97301.12.2+611

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

Local labour force age structure, 2011
Local labour force age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, Greater Melbourne: 14.8% 25 to 34 years, Greater Melbourne: 24.2% 35 to 44 years, Greater Melbourne: 23.7% 45 to 54 years, Greater Melbourne: 21.4% 55 to 64 years, Greater Melbourne: 13.1% 65 years and over, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% 15 to 24 years, City of Brimbank: 16.4% 25 to 34 years, City of Brimbank: 25.5% 35 to 44 years, City of Brimbank: 22.8% 45 to 54 years, City of Brimbank: 21.1% 55 to 64 years, City of Brimbank: 12.5% 65 years and over, City of Brimbank: 1.8%
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 labour force age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, City of Brimbank: +180 25 to 34 years, City of Brimbank: +3,249 35 to 44 years, City of Brimbank: +1,167 45 to 54 years, City of Brimbank: +791 55 to 64 years, City of Brimbank: +2,322 65 years and over, City of Brimbank: +611
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 Brimbank in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 64.7% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.7% for Greater Melbourne. 35.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.3278 for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 15 to 24 years (16.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (25.5% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 65 years and over (1.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 35 to 44 years (22.8% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Brimbank's local labour force population increased by 8,320 people (12.2%). This represents an average annual change of 2.33% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+3,249 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+2,322 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (+1,167 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (+791 people)

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