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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the City of Albany, 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 Albany'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 Albany'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 Albany, 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 Albany - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years2,31914.514.12,32915.516.2-10
25 to 34 years2,63616.523.42,36115.721.6+275
35 to 44 years3,13119.621.83,33422.222.5-203
45 to 54 years3,75023.521.63,74924.922.1+1
55 to 64 years3,14919.714.92,62217.414.4+527
65 years and over1,0066.34.26384.23.2+368

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, Western Australia: 14.1% 25 to 34 years, Western Australia: 23.4% 35 to 44 years, Western Australia: 21.8% 45 to 54 years, Western Australia: 21.6% 55 to 64 years, Western Australia: 14.9% 65 years and over, Western Australia: 4.2% 15 to 24 years, City of Albany - All industries: 14.5% 25 to 34 years, City of Albany - All industries: 16.5% 35 to 44 years, City of Albany - All industries: 19.6% 45 to 54 years, City of Albany - All industries: 23.5% 55 to 64 years, City of Albany - All industries: 19.7% 65 years and over, City of Albany - All industries: 6.3%
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 Albany - All industries: -10 25 to 34 years, City of Albany - All industries: +275 35 to 44 years, City of Albany - All industries: -203 45 to 54 years, City of Albany - All industries: +1 55 to 64 years, City of Albany - All industries: +527 65 years and over, City of Albany - All industries: +368
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 Albany in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 50.6% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for Western Australia. 49.4% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (19.7% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (6.3% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (16.5% compared to 23.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (19.6% compared to 21.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Albany's local labour force population increased by 958 people (6.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.24% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+527 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+368 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+275 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (-203 local labour force)

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