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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the City of Rockingham, 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 Rockingham'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 Rockingham'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 Rockingham, 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 Rockingham 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years9,05418.816.27,16419.718.0+1,890
25 to 34 years9,69320.221.67,27120.020.2+2,422
35 to 44 years11,82524.622.59,64826.623.7+2,177
45 to 54 years11,01522.922.17,98922.022.9+3,026
55 to 64 years5,56311.614.43,80310.512.9+1,760
65 years and over9482.03.24451.22.3+503

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 Rockingham: 18.8% 25 to 34 years, City of Rockingham: 20.2% 35 to 44 years, City of Rockingham: 24.6% 45 to 54 years, City of Rockingham: 22.9% 55 to 64 years, City of Rockingham: 11.6% 65 years and over, City of Rockingham: 2.0%
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 Rockingham: +1,890 25 to 34 years, City of Rockingham: +2,422 35 to 44 years, City of Rockingham: +2,177 45 to 54 years, City of Rockingham: +3,026 55 to 64 years, City of Rockingham: +1,760 65 years and over, City of Rockingham: +503
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 Rockingham 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 lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 63.6% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.4% for Western Australia. 36.4% 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 Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (18.8% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (24.6% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (11.6% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (20.2% compared to 21.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Rockingham's local labour force population increased by 11,778 people (32.4%). This represents an average annual change of 5.78% per year over the period.

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

  • 45 to 54 years (+3,026 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+2,422 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+2,177 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (+1,890 local labour force)

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