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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the City of Monash, 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 Monash'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 Monash'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 Monash, 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 Monash 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years11,81915.114.812,04316.215.9-224
25 to 34 years17,57022.424.215,99621.523.3+1,574
35 to 44 years17,82322.823.717,24623.124.7+577
45 to 54 years17,08121.821.416,46522.122.0+616
55 to 64 years10,96414.013.110,43314.012.0+531
65 years and over3,0773.92.92,3633.22.2+714

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, 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 Monash: 15.1% 25 to 34 years, City of Monash: 22.4% 35 to 44 years, City of Monash: 22.8% 45 to 54 years, City of Monash: 21.8% 55 to 64 years, City of Monash: 14.0% 65 years and over, City of Monash: 3.9%
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 resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, City of Monash: -224 25 to 34 years, City of Monash: +1,574 35 to 44 years, City of Monash: +577 45 to 54 years, City of Monash: +616 55 to 64 years, City of Monash: +531 65 years and over, City of Monash: +714
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 Monash 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 higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 60.3% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.7% for Greater Melbourne. 39.7% 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 Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (3.9% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (14.0% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (22.4% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (22.8% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Monash's local labour force population increased by 3,788 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual change of 1.0% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+1,574 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+714 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+616 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+577 local labour force)

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