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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Resident workers - Age structure

In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

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 the 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 the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

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

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Resident workers age structure
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 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
Total Persons228,306100.0100.0215,228100.0100.0+13,078

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) 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 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, 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 difference between the resident workers age structure of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia is:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (25.8% compared to 23.4%)
  • 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%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.1% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'s resident workers (All industries) 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 persons)
  • 35 to 44 years (+4,188 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (-3,421 persons)
  • 65 years and over (+2,196 persons)

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