City of Onkaparinga

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the City of Onkaparinga, 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 Onkaparinga. 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 Onkaparinga, 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 Onkaparinga - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years8,34418.814.66,67817.714.1+1,666
25 to 34 years8,79519.821.67,10718.821.0+1,688
35 to 44 years8,92720.121.27,62220.220.9+1,305
45 to 54 years8,94120.120.68,30522.022.6+636
55 to 64 years7,21816.216.86,29916.716.8+919
65 years and over2,2095.05.31,7124.54.6+497
Total Persons44,434100.0100.037,723100.0100.0+6,711

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 Onkaparinga in 2021compared to South 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, 58.7% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.4% for South Australia. 41.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.6% for South Australia.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Onkaparinga and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (18.8% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (19.8% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.1% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (16.2% compared to 16.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+1,688 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+1,666 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+1,305 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+919 local workers)

City of Onkaparinga

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