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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the City of Brimbank, 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 Brimbank. 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 Brimbank, 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 Brimbank - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years7,21814.114.77,04615.515.4+172
25 to 34 years11,32122.122.510,05922.122.0+1,262
35 to 44 years12,59624.623.311,77425.824.5+822
45 to 54 years12,13423.722.210,86823.922.9+1,266
55 to 64 years6,85213.414.15,21611.412.7+1,636
65 years and over1,0812.13.26031.32.5+478

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, Victoria: 14.7% 25 to 34 years, Victoria: 22.5% 35 to 44 years, Victoria: 23.3% 45 to 54 years, Victoria: 22.2% 55 to 64 years, Victoria: 14.1% 65 years and over, Victoria: 3.2% 15 to 24 years, City of Brimbank: 14.1% 25 to 34 years, City of Brimbank: 22.1% 35 to 44 years, City of Brimbank: 24.6% 45 to 54 years, City of Brimbank: 23.7% 55 to 64 years, City of Brimbank: 13.4% 65 years and over, City of Brimbank: 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 Brimbank - All industries: +172 25 to 34 years, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,262 35 to 44 years, City of Brimbank - All industries: +822 45 to 54 years, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,266 55 to 64 years, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,636 65 years and over, City of Brimbank - All industries: +478
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 Brimbank in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 60.8% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.5% for Victoria. 39.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.5% for Victoria.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.7% compared to 22.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (24.6% compared to 23.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (2.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (13.4% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,636 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,266 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+1,262 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+822 local workers)

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