The Age Structure of the City of Adelaide's 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 the City of Adelaide's resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, are typically more mobile and have higher level skills in use of new technologies.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence
|Resident workers age structure|
|City of Adelaide - All industries||2021||2016||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||South Australia%||Number||%||South Australia%||2016 - 2021|
|15 to 24 years||2,460||19.4||14.6||1,542||16.6||14.1||+918|
|25 to 34 years||4,221||33.4||21.6||3,096||33.4||21.0||+1,125|
|35 to 44 years||2,301||18.2||21.2||1,570||16.9||20.9||+731|
|45 to 54 years||1,556||12.3||20.6||1,355||14.6||22.6||+201|
|55 to 64 years||1,356||10.7||16.7||1,093||11.8||16.8||+263|
|65 years and over||760||6.0||5.3||622||6.7||4.6||+138|
Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of the City of Adelaide in 2021compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).
Overall, 71.0% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.4% for South Australia. 29.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.6% for South Australia.
The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the City of Adelaide and South Australia is:
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (33.4% compared to 21.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (12.3% compared to 20.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (10.7% compared to 16.7%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (19.4% compared to 14.6%)
From 2016 to 2021, the City of Adelaide's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 3,376 people (36.4%). This represents an average annual change of 6.40% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the City of Adelaide between 2016 and 2021 were in the age groups:
- 25 to 34 years (+1,125 persons)
- 15 to 24 years (+918 persons)
- 35 to 44 years (+731 persons)
- 55 to 64 years (+263 persons)