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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the City of Joondalup, 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 Joondalup. 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 Joondalup, 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 Joondalup - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years9,12923.716.07,93924.217.4+1,190
25 to 34 years6,04315.721.64,90815.020.1+1,135
35 to 44 years7,79220.222.67,22222.023.8+570
45 to 54 years8,67322.522.27,90524.123.3+768
55 to 64 years5,81415.114.54,27613.013.1+1,538
65 years and over1,1172.93.15321.62.2+585

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, Western Australia: 16.0% 25 to 34 years, Western Australia: 21.6% 35 to 44 years, Western Australia: 22.6% 45 to 54 years, Western Australia: 22.2% 55 to 64 years, Western Australia: 14.5% 65 years and over, Western Australia: 3.1% 15 to 24 years, City of Joondalup: 23.7% 25 to 34 years, City of Joondalup: 15.7% 35 to 44 years, City of Joondalup: 20.2% 45 to 54 years, City of Joondalup: 22.5% 55 to 64 years, City of Joondalup: 15.1% 65 years and over, City of Joondalup: 2.9%
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 Joondalup - All industries: +1,190 25 to 34 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: +1,135 35 to 44 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: +570 45 to 54 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: +768 55 to 64 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: +1,538 65 years and over, City of Joondalup - All industries: +585
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 Joondalup in 2011 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 59.5% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.2% for Western Australia. 40.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.8% for Western Australia.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (23.7% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (15.1% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (15.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.2% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,538 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+1,190 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+1,135 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+768 local workers)

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