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Resident workers - Age structure

In the City of Adelaide, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

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 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.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for City of Adelaide, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers age structure
City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years385.15.0669.26.8-28
25 to 34 years25934.420.823032.121.9+29
35 to 44 years16321.725.816222.625.4+1
45 to 54 years16121.426.913318.627.7+28
55 to 64 years10313.718.811115.516.7-8
65 years and over283.72.7142.01.6+14

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers age structure, 2016
Resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, South Australia - Public Administration and Safety  : 5.0% 25 to 34 years, South Australia - Public Administration and Safety  : 20.8% 35 to 44 years, South Australia - Public Administration and Safety  : 25.8% 45 to 54 years, South Australia - Public Administration and Safety  : 26.9% 55 to 64 years, South Australia - Public Administration and Safety  : 18.8% 65 years and over, South Australia - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.7% 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: 5.1% 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: 34.4% 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: 21.7% 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: 21.4% 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: 13.7% 65 years and over, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: 3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: -28 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: +29 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: +1 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: +28 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: -8 65 years and over, City of Adelaide - Public Administration and Safety: +14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) age structure of the City of Adelaide in 2016 compared to South 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, 61.2% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) was aged under 45 years, compared to 51.7% for South Australia. 38.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 48.3% for South Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) age structure of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 25 to 34 years (34.4% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 45 to 54 years (21.4% compared to 26.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 55 to 64 years (13.7% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 35 to 44 years (21.7% compared to 25.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Adelaide's resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) population increased by 36 people (5.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.99% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) age structure in the City of Adelaide between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 years (+29 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-28 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (+28 people)

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