Local workers - Age structure - All industries
In the Canberra Region, there is similar proportion of younger workers (15 to 44 years) and older workers (45 year and over) in the 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 Canberra Region. 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 – by place of work
Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.
|Local workers age structure|
|Canberra Region - All industries||2016|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||NSW %|
|15 to 24 years||10,814||14.8||14.0||0||0.0||0.0||+10,814||31001||10||▲|
|25 to 34 years||12,250||16.7||23.1||0||0.0||0.0||+12,250||31002||10||▲|
|35 to 44 years||13,601||18.6||22.3||0||0.0||0.0||+13,601||31003||10||▲|
|45 to 54 years||16,892||23.1||21.3||0||0.0||0.0||+16,892||31004||10||▲|
|55 to 64 years||14,329||19.6||15.0||0||0.0||0.0||+14,329||31005||10||▲|
|65 years and over||5,304||7.2||4.3||0||0.0||0.0||+5,304||31006||10||▲|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the Canberra Region in 2016 compared to NSW 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, 50.1% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for NSW. 49.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for NSW.
The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the Canberra Region and NSW were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (19.6% compared to 15.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (7.2% compared to 4.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (16.7% compared to 23.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (18.6% compared to 22.3%)