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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the City of Joondalup, 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 Joondalup'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 Joondalup'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 Joondalup, 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 Joondalup 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years15,03218.116.216,28020.018.0-1,248
25 to 34 years12,84215.521.612,71015.620.2+132
35 to 44 years17,83121.522.518,32222.523.7-491
45 to 54 years20,80025.122.121,40426.322.9-604
55 to 64 years14,16517.114.411,46314.112.9+2,702
65 years and over2,3502.83.21,2081.52.3+1,142

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, Western Australia: 16.2% 25 to 34 years, Western Australia: 21.6% 35 to 44 years, Western Australia: 22.5% 45 to 54 years, Western Australia: 22.1% 55 to 64 years, Western Australia: 14.4% 65 years and over, Western Australia: 3.2% 15 to 24 years, City of Joondalup: 18.1% 25 to 34 years, City of Joondalup: 15.5% 35 to 44 years, City of Joondalup: 21.5% 45 to 54 years, City of Joondalup: 25.1% 55 to 64 years, City of Joondalup: 17.1% 65 years and over, City of Joondalup: 2.8%
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 resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, City of Joondalup: -1,248 25 to 34 years, City of Joondalup: +132 35 to 44 years, City of Joondalup: -491 45 to 54 years, City of Joondalup: -604 55 to 64 years, City of Joondalup: +2,702 65 years and over, City of Joondalup: +1,142
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 Joondalup in 2011 compared to Western Australia 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, 55.1% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.4% for Western Australia. 44.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.6161 for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (25.1% compared to 22.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (17.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (18.1% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (15.5% compared to 21.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Joondalup's local labour force population increased by 1,633 people (2.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.4% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+2,702 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-1,248 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+1,142 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (-604 local labour force)

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