City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Age structure

In the City of Brimbank, most resident workers in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of the City of Brimbank'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 the City of Brimbank'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 the City of Brimbank, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

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

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Resident workers age structure
City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years38010.07.447012.78.7-90
25 to 34 years1,30334.429.51,34836.429.5-45
35 to 44 years1,02327.026.890724.526.1+116
45 to 54 years63116.719.656915.419.4+62
55 to 64 years3459.112.13449.312.6+1
65 years and over1022.74.7671.83.7+35
Total Persons3,784100.0100.03,705100.0100.0+79

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure of the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 71.5% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 63.7% for Victoria. 28.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 36.3% for Victoria.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the City of Brimbank and Victoria is:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (34.4% compared to 29.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (9.1% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (16.7% compared to 19.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (10.0% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the City of Brimbank's resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) population increased by 79 people (2.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.42% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (+116 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (-90 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (+62 persons)
  • 25 to 34 years (-45 persons)

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