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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years45514.416.036513.817.4+90
25 to 34 years45314.321.643616.520.1+17
35 to 44 years74623.622.662623.723.8+120
45 to 54 years81225.722.266825.323.3+144
55 to 64 years55217.514.543916.613.1+113
65 years and over1434.53.11084.12.2+35

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 14.4% 25 to 34 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 14.3% 35 to 44 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 23.6% 45 to 54 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 25.7% 55 to 64 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 17.5% 65 years and over, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.5%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +90 25 to 34 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +17 35 to 44 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +120 45 to 54 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +144 55 to 64 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +113 65 years and over, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +35
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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, 52.3% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.2% for Western Australia. 47.7% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.7% compared to 22.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (17.5% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (14.3% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (14.4% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 45 to 54 years (+144 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+120 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+113 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+90 local workers)

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