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Local workers - Age structure - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

In the City of Albany, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services local worker population.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Albany, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Albany in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers age structure
City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years105.25.194.74.7+1
25 to 34 years2714.112.23015.716.2-3
35 to 44 years4523.623.54020.925.1+5
45 to 54 years5629.330.17036.631.7-14
55 to 64 years4825.124.44222.019.9+6
65 years and over52.64.700.02.5+5

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

Local workers age structure, 2016
Local workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Public Administration and Safety: 5.1% 25 to 34 years, Public Administration and Safety: 12.2% 35 to 44 years, Public Administration and Safety: 23.5% 45 to 54 years, Public Administration and Safety: 30.1% 55 to 64 years, Public Administration and Safety: 24.4% 65 years and over, Public Administration and Safety: 4.7% 15 to 24 years, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 5.2% 25 to 34 years, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 14.1% 35 to 44 years, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 23.6% 45 to 54 years, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 29.3% 55 to 64 years, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 25.1% 65 years and over, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.6%
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 workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 25 to 34 years, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 35 to 44 years, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +5 45 to 54 years, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -14 55 to 64 years, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +6 65 years and over, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +5
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 age structure of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to the Public Administration and Safety workforce within City of Albany 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, 42.9% of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 40.8% for the Public Administration and Safety workforce within City of Albany. 57.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 59.2% for the Public Administration and Safety workforce within City of Albany.

The major differences between the age structure of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the City of Albany and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (14.1% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (25.1% compared to 24.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (2.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (29.3% compared to 30.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 45 to 54 years (-14 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+6 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+5 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+5 local workers)

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