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Local workers - Age structure - Retail Trade

In the City of Monash, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the Retail Trade 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 City of Monash. 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 City of Monash, 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, City of Monash 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
City of Monash - Retail Trade20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years2,38822.111.32,57324.13.1-185
25 to 34 years2,53023.420.82,37522.216.7+155
35 to 44 years2,23220.623.82,35322.029.2-121
45 to 54 years2,05219.030.41,94018.124.0+112
55 to 64 years1,28711.98.91,19311.217.7+94
65 years and over3263.04.82642.59.4+62

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, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.3% 25 to 34 years, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 20.8% 35 to 44 years, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 23.8% 45 to 54 years, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 30.4% 55 to 64 years, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 8.9% 65 years and over, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.8% 15 to 24 years, Retail Trade: 22.1% 25 to 34 years, Retail Trade: 23.4% 35 to 44 years, Retail Trade: 20.6% 45 to 54 years, Retail Trade: 19.0% 55 to 64 years, Retail Trade: 11.9% 65 years and over, Retail Trade: 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 local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, City of Monash - Retail Trade: -185 25 to 34 years, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +155 35 to 44 years, City of Monash - Retail Trade: -121 45 to 54 years, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +112 55 to 64 years, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +94 65 years and over, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +62
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 Retail Trade workforce in the City of Monash in 2016 compared to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within City of Monash 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, 66.1% of the Retail Trade workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.0% for the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within City of Monash. 33.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.0% for the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within City of Monash.

The major differences between the age structure of the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Monash and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (22.1% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (11.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (19.0% compared to 30.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.6% compared to 23.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Monash between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 15 to 24 years (-185 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+155 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (-121 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+112 local workers)

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