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Local workers - Age structure - Construction

In the City of Brimbank, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the Construction 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 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Brimbank, 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 Brimbank 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 Brimbank - Construction20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years81514.025.293519.427.4-120
25 to 34 years1,65828.524.91,22925.522.2+429
35 to 44 years1,44624.921.21,20625.128.7+240
45 to 54 years1,12819.416.484617.613.4+282
55 to 64 years64611.110.852010.88.4+126
65 years and over1172.01.6771.60.0+40

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, Information Media and Telecommunications: 25.2% 25 to 34 years, Information Media and Telecommunications: 24.9% 35 to 44 years, Information Media and Telecommunications: 21.2% 45 to 54 years, Information Media and Telecommunications: 16.4% 55 to 64 years, Information Media and Telecommunications: 10.8% 65 years and over, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.6% 15 to 24 years, Construction: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Construction: 28.5% 35 to 44 years, Construction: 24.9% 45 to 54 years, Construction: 19.4% 55 to 64 years, Construction: 11.1% 65 years and over, Construction: 2.0%
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 Brimbank - Construction: -120 25 to 34 years, City of Brimbank - Construction: +429 35 to 44 years, City of Brimbank - Construction: +240 45 to 54 years, City of Brimbank - Construction: +282 55 to 64 years, City of Brimbank - Construction: +126 65 years and over, City of Brimbank - Construction: +40
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 Construction workforce in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 67.5% of the Construction workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 71.3% for the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within City of Brimbank. 32.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 28.7% for the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the age structure of the Construction workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (24.9% compared to 21.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (28.5% compared to 24.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (19.4% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (14.0% compared to 25.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the Construction workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+429 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+282 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+240 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+126 local workers)

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