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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years71515.614.051715.116.2+198
25 to 34 years93320.323.449714.621.6+436
35 to 44 years92920.221.980623.622.6+123
45 to 54 years1,04822.821.785425.022.1+194
55 to 64 years73716.114.958717.214.4+150
65 years and over2295.04.11524.53.2+77

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

Local workers age structure, 2016
Local workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Western Australia: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Western Australia: 23.4% 35 to 44 years, Western Australia: 21.9% 45 to 54 years, Western Australia: 21.7% 55 to 64 years, Western Australia: 14.9% 65 years and over, Western Australia: 4.1% 15 to 24 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 15.6% 25 to 34 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 20.3% 35 to 44 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 20.2% 45 to 54 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 22.8% 55 to 64 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 16.1% 65 years and over, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +198 25 to 34 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +436 35 to 44 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +123 45 to 54 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +194 55 to 64 years, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +150 65 years and over, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +77
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 age structure of the workforce in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 56.1% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.3% for Western Australia. 43.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.7% for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (16.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (20.3% compared to 23.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.2% compared to 21.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+436 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+198 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+194 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+150 local workers)

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