Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
Local workers - Age structure - Mining
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 Mining local worker population.
The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region). It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.
For example an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
|Local workers age structure|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Mining||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Western Australia %||Number||%||Western Australia %||2011 to 2016|
|15 to 24 years||302||5.9||4.8||493||10.7||9.1||-191||31001||10|
|25 to 34 years||1,464||28.4||29.4||1,400||30.3||29.1||+64||31002||10|
|35 to 44 years||1,517||29.5||28.5||1,285||27.8||28.5||+232||31003||10|
|45 to 54 years||1,197||23.2||24.1||910||19.7||22.2||+287||31004||10|
|55 to 64 years||554||10.8||11.6||457||9.9||10.0||+97||31005||10|
|65 years and over||116||2.3||1.5||81||1.8||1.1||+35||31006||10|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the age structure of the Mining workforce in 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).
Overall, 63.7% of the Mining workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.8% for Western Australia. 36.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.2% for Western Australia.
The major differences between the age structure of the Mining workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (5.9% compared to 4.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (29.5% compared to 28.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (28.4% compared to 29.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.2% compared to 24.1%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the Mining workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 45 to 54 years (+287 local workers)
- 35 to 44 years (+232 local workers)
- 15 to 24 years (-191 local workers)
- 55 to 64 years (+97 local workers)