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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Resident workers - Age structure

In Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years2,04915.914.11,56317.716.2+486
25 to 34 years3,27225.423.41,50017.021.6+1,772
35 to 44 years2,72721.221.82,15024.422.5+577
45 to 54 years2,77821.621.62,08323.722.1+695
55 to 64 years1,65312.814.91,27114.414.4+382
65 years and over3913.04.22402.73.2+151

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 15.9% 25 to 34 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 25.4% 35 to 44 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 21.2% 45 to 54 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 21.6% 55 to 64 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 12.8% 65 years and over, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 3.0%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +486 25 to 34 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +1,772 35 to 44 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +577 45 to 54 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +695 55 to 64 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +382 65 years and over, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +151
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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, 62.5% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for Western Australia. 37.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for Western Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (25.4% compared to 23.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.9% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (12.8% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (3.0% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's resident workers population increased by 4,063 people (46.1%). This represents an average annual change of 7.88% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+1,772 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (+695 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (+577 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (+486 people)

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