City of Melton

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the City of Melton, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in All industries.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in the City of Melton. 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 the City of Melton, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers age structure
City of Melton - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years6,72017.813.84,51118.313.9+2,209
25 to 34 years9,66125.623.95,86223.723.8+3,799
35 to 44 years9,16824.322.85,89223.922.1+3,276
45 to 54 years7,06418.720.14,89019.821.3+2,174
55 to 64 years4,06410.814.72,91011.814.6+1,154
65 years and over9992.74.86192.54.2+380
Total Persons37,676100.0100.024,684100.0100.0+12,992

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the City of Melton in 2021compared to Victoria 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, 67.8% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.4% for Victoria. 32.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.6% for Victoria.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (17.8% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (25.6% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (10.8% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (2.7% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the City of Melton between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+3,799 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+3,276 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+2,209 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+2,174 local workers)

City of Melton

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