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Resident workers - Age structure

In Glenelg Shire, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers .

The Age Structure of the Glenelg Shire'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 Glenelg Shire'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 Glenelg Shire, 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
Glenelg Shire - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,10513.313.91,15113.114.9-46
25 to 34 years1,11113.423.81,29314.722.5-182
35 to 44 years1,54918.622.11,89321.523.2-344
45 to 54 years2,15025.921.32,36226.822.1-212
55 to 64 years1,77721.414.71,65918.814.0+118
65 years and over6227.54.24445.03.2+178

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, Victoria : 13.9% 25 to 34 years, Victoria : 23.8% 35 to 44 years, Victoria : 22.1% 45 to 54 years, Victoria : 21.3% 55 to 64 years, Victoria : 14.7% 65 years and over, Victoria : 4.2% 15 to 24 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 13.3% 25 to 34 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 13.4% 35 to 44 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 18.6% 45 to 54 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 25.9% 55 to 64 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 21.4% 65 years and over, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 7.5%
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, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -46 25 to 34 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -182 35 to 44 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -344 45 to 54 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -212 55 to 64 years, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +118 65 years and over, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +178
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 Glenelg Shire in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 45.3% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.9% for Victoria. 54.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.1% for Victoria.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (21.4% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.9% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (13.4% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (18.6% compared to 22.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Glenelg Shire's resident workers population decreased by 488 people (5.5%). This represents an average annual change of -1.13% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Glenelg Shire between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-344 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-212 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (-182 people)
  • 65 years and over (+178 people)

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