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 Brisbane. 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 2016 & 2021 – by place of work
|Local workers age structure|
|City of Brisbane - All industries||2021||2016||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2016 - 2021|
|15 to 24 years||117,914||14.5||15.6||106,581||14.9||15.6||+11,333|
|25 to 34 years||193,497||23.8||21.6||176,360||24.7||21.8||+17,137|
|35 to 44 years||193,996||23.8||21.8||166,434||23.3||21.9||+27,562|
|45 to 54 years||170,950||21.0||21.0||150,097||21.0||21.8||+20,853|
|55 to 64 years||108,982||13.4||15.3||92,535||13.0||14.8||+16,447|
|65 years and over||28,665||3.5||4.7||22,214||3.1||4.0||+6,451|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the City of Brisbane in 2021compared to Queensland 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, 62.1% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.0% for Queensland. 37.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 41.0% for Queensland.
The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Brisbane and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (23.8% compared to 21.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (23.8% compared to 21.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (13.4% compared to 15.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (3.5% compared to 4.7%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the City of Brisbane between 2016 and 2021 were:
- 35 to 44 years (+27,562 local workers)
- 45 to 54 years (+20,853 local workers)
- 25 to 34 years (+17,137 local workers)
- 55 to 64 years (+16,447 local workers)