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Resident workers (Local) - 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 local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the City of Adelaide'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 Adelaide'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 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

Local resident workers age structure
City of Adelaide - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,54216.614.11,70818.815.4-166
25 to 34 years3,09633.421.03,04833.520.2+48
35 to 44 years1,57016.920.91,45616.022.2+114
45 to 54 years1,35514.622.61,29814.323.3+57
55 to 64 years1,09311.816.81,17913.015.6-86
65 years and over6226.74.63994.43.3+223

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

Local resident workers age structure, 2016
Local resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, South Australia: 14.1% 25 to 34 years, South Australia: 21.0% 35 to 44 years, South Australia: 20.9% 45 to 54 years, South Australia: 22.6% 55 to 64 years, South Australia: 16.8% 65 years and over, South Australia: 4.6% 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: 16.6% 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: 33.4% 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: 16.9% 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: 14.6% 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: 11.8% 65 years and over, City of Adelaide - All industries: 6.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: -166 25 to 34 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: +48 35 to 44 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: +114 45 to 54 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: +57 55 to 64 years, City of Adelaide - All industries: -86 65 years and over, City of Adelaide - All industries: +223
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 local labour force 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, 66.9% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.0% for South Australia. 33.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.0% for South Australia.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (33.4% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (14.6% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (11.8% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (16.9% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Adelaide's local labour force population increased by 190 people (2.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.41% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in the City of Adelaide between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 65 years and over (+223 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-166 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+114 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (-86 local labour force)

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