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 Brimbank. 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 Brimbank - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||8,919||13.4||7.7||8,763||15.1||10.3||+156|
|25 to 34 years||15,906||23.9||19.6||12,992||22.3||18.1||+2,914|
|35 to 44 years||15,387||23.1||21.5||14,117||24.3||24.1||+1,270|
|45 to 54 years||14,788||22.2||30.1||13,483||23.2||25.0||+1,305|
|55 to 64 years||9,581||14.4||14.4||7,628||13.1||15.5||+1,953|
|65 years and over||1,918||2.9||6.7||1,218||2.1||6.9||+700|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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, 60.5% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 48.8% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. 39.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 51.2% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (13.4% compared to 7.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (23.9% compared to 19.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (22.2% compared to 30.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (2.9% compared to 6.7%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 25 to 34 years (+2,914 local workers)
- 55 to 64 years (+1,953 local workers)
- 45 to 54 years (+1,305 local workers)
- 35 to 44 years (+1,270 local workers)