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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the City of Rockingham, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local workers 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 Rockingham. 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 Rockingham, 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 Rockingham - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years5,25521.716.04,20121.917.4+1,054
25 to 34 years4,58718.921.63,93420.520.1+653
35 to 44 years5,56022.922.64,78324.923.8+777
45 to 54 years5,39022.222.24,02921.023.3+1,361
55 to 64 years2,88411.914.51,99010.413.1+894
65 years and over5512.33.12791.52.2+272

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 Rockingham: 21.7% 25 to 34 years, City of Rockingham: 18.9% 35 to 44 years, City of Rockingham: 22.9% 45 to 54 years, City of Rockingham: 22.2% 55 to 64 years, City of Rockingham: 11.9% 65 years and over, City of Rockingham: 2.3%
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 Rockingham - All industries: +1,054 25 to 34 years, City of Rockingham - All industries: +653 35 to 44 years, City of Rockingham - All industries: +777 45 to 54 years, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,361 55 to 64 years, City of Rockingham - All industries: +894 65 years and over, City of Rockingham - All industries: +272
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 local workers in 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 63.6% of the local workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.2% for Western Australia. 36.4% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.8% for Western Australia.

The major differences between the age structure of the local workers in the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (21.7% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.9% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (11.9% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (2.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 45 to 54 years (+1,361 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+1,054 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+894 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+777 local workers)

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