The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in the City of Albany. 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers age structure|
|City of Albany - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%||Number||%||Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||2,132||14.4||5.2||2,149||15.6||4.7||-17|
|25 to 34 years||2,389||16.1||14.1||2,076||15.1||15.7||+313|
|35 to 44 years||2,846||19.2||23.6||2,980||21.6||20.9||-134|
|45 to 54 years||3,542||23.9||29.3||3,494||25.4||36.6||+48|
|55 to 64 years||2,970||20.0||25.1||2,494||18.1||22.0||+476|
|65 years and over||936||6.3||2.6||581||4.2||0||+355|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).
Overall, 49.7% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 42.9% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services. 50.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 57.1% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Albany and the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (14.4% compared to 5.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.2% compared to 23.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.9% compared to 29.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (20.0% compared to 25.1%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 55 to 64 years (+476 local workers)
- 65 years and over (+355 local workers)
- 25 to 34 years (+313 local workers)
- 35 to 44 years (-134 local workers)