The Age Structure of City of Darwin'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 City of Darwin'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers age structure|
|City of Darwin - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Northern Territory%||Number||%||Northern Territory%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||5,358||12.7||13.5||5,748||14.8||15.7||-390|
|25 to 34 years||12,134||28.8||26.7||9,976||25.7||24.5||+2,158|
|35 to 44 years||9,366||22.3||22.4||8,588||22.1||23.3||+778|
|45 to 54 years||8,140||19.3||20.5||8,005||20.6||21.0||+135|
|55 to 64 years||5,571||13.2||13.5||5,404||13.9||12.9||+167|
|65 years and over||1,512||3.6||3.4||1,053||2.7||2.5||+459|
Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory 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, 63.8% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.5% for Northern Territory. 36.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.5% for Northern Territory.
The major difference between the resident workers age structure of City of Darwin and Northern Territory is:
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (28.8% compared to 26.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (19.3% compared to 20.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (12.7% compared to 13.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (13.2% compared to 13.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Darwin's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 3,307 people (8.5%). This represents an average annual change of 1.65% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in City of Darwin between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 25 to 34 years (+2,158 persons)
- 35 to 44 years (+778 persons)
- 65 years and over (+459 persons)
- 15 to 24 years (-390 persons)