RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In Mid North Region, there are less 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 Mid North 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 Mid North Region, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Data source

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, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region 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.
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Local workers age structure
RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years99812.314.11,05412.815.4-56
25 to 34 years1,37916.921.01,21914.820.2+160
35 to 44 years1,43517.620.91,71720.922.2-282
45 to 54 years1,87023.022.62,03624.723.3-166
55 to 64 years1,75721.616.81,64520.015.6+112
65 years and over7068.74.65606.83.3+146
Total Persons8,145100.0100.08,231100.0100.0-86

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in Mid North Region in 2016 compared to South 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, 46.8% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.0% for South Australia. 53.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.0% for South Australia.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (16.9% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (17.6% compared to 20.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (21.6% compared to 16.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (8.7% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in Mid North Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 to 44 years (-282 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (-166 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+160 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+146 local workers)

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