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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), 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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years34,53115.114.137,95217.616.2-3,421
25 to 34 years58,87425.823.450,36923.421.6+8,505
35 to 44 years49,84821.821.845,66021.222.5+4,188
45 to 54 years45,36019.921.644,19920.522.1+1,161
55 to 64 years31,31613.714.930,86714.314.4+449
65 years and over8,3773.74.26,1812.93.2+2,196

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, Western Australia : 14.1% 25 to 34 years, Western Australia : 23.4% 35 to 44 years, Western Australia : 21.8% 45 to 54 years, Western Australia : 21.6% 55 to 64 years, Western Australia : 14.9% 65 years and over, Western Australia : 4.2% 15 to 24 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 15.1% 25 to 34 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 25.8% 35 to 44 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 21.8% 45 to 54 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 19.9% 55 to 64 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 13.7% 65 years and over, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 3.7%
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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -3,421 25 to 34 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +8,505 35 to 44 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +4,188 45 to 54 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +1,161 55 to 64 years, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +449 65 years and over, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +2,196
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 the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 compared to Western Australia 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, 62.7% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for Western Australia. 37.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for Western Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (25.8% compared to 23.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (19.9% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (13.7% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'s resident workers population increased by 13,078 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual change of 1.19% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 years (+8,505 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (+4,188 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-3,421 people)
  • 65 years and over (+2,196 people)

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