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Resident workers - Age structure

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

The Age Structure of the 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.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for City of Darwin, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers age structure
City of Darwin - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Northern Territory%Number%Northern Territory%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years5,35812.713.55,74814.815.7-390
25 to 34 years12,13428.826.79,97625.724.5+2,158
35 to 44 years9,36622.322.48,58822.123.3+778
45 to 54 years8,14019.320.58,00520.621.0+135
55 to 64 years5,57113.213.55,40413.912.9+167
65 years and over1,5123.63.41,0532.72.5+459

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers age structure, 2016
Resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Northern Territory : 13.5% 25 to 34 years, Northern Territory : 26.7% 35 to 44 years, Northern Territory : 22.4% 45 to 54 years, Northern Territory : 20.5% 55 to 64 years, Northern Territory : 13.5% 65 years and over, Northern Territory : 3.4% 15 to 24 years, City of Darwin - All industries: 12.7% 25 to 34 years, City of Darwin - All industries: 28.8% 35 to 44 years, City of Darwin - All industries: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, City of Darwin - All industries: 19.3% 55 to 64 years, City of Darwin - All industries: 13.2% 65 years and over, City of Darwin - All industries: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, City of Darwin - All industries: -390 25 to 34 years, City of Darwin - All industries: +2,158 35 to 44 years, City of Darwin - All industries: +778 45 to 54 years, City of Darwin - All industries: +135 55 to 64 years, City of Darwin - All industries: +167 65 years and over, City of Darwin - All industries: +459
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 resident workers age structure of City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of people 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 differences between the resident workers age structure of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • 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%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Darwin's resident workers 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 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (+778 people)
  • 65 years and over (+459 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-390 people)

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