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Resident workers - Age structure

In the City of Joondalup, 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 City of Joondalup'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 City of Joondalup'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 City of Joondalup, 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
City of Joondalup - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years12,15115.414.115,03918.116.2-2,888
25 to 34 years13,37716.923.412,84815.521.6+529
35 to 44 years16,42720.821.817,82621.522.5-1,399
45 to 54 years19,30324.421.620,80425.122.1-1,501
55 to 64 years14,27518.114.914,16417.114.4+111
65 years and over3,4424.44.22,3452.83.2+1,097

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, City of Joondalup - All industries: 15.4% 25 to 34 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: 16.9% 35 to 44 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: 20.8% 45 to 54 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: 24.4% 55 to 64 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: 18.1% 65 years and over, City of Joondalup - All industries: 4.4%
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, City of Joondalup - All industries: -2,888 25 to 34 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: +529 35 to 44 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: -1,399 45 to 54 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: -1,501 55 to 64 years, City of Joondalup - All industries: +111 65 years and over, City of Joondalup - All industries: +1,097
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 City of Joondalup 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 higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 53.1% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for Western Australia. 46.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for Western Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.4% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.4% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (16.9% compared to 23.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Joondalup's resident workers population decreased by 4,051 people (4.9%). This represents an average annual change of -1.0% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the City of Joondalup between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 15 to 24 years (-2,888 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-1,501 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-1,399 people)
  • 65 years and over (+1,097 people)

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