City of Salisbury

Resident workers - Age structure

In the City of Salisbury, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of the City of Salisbury'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 the City of Salisbury'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 the City of Salisbury, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers age structure
City of Salisbury - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years8,60615.014.19,52216.715.4-916
25 to 34 years14,17124.721.013,82924.320.2+342
35 to 44 years12,79422.320.912,83522.522.2-41
45 to 54 years12,20721.322.612,36721.723.3-160
55 to 64 years8,13114.216.87,37512.915.6+756
65 years and over1,5082.64.61,0271.83.3+481
Total Persons57,417100.0100.056,955100.0100.0+462

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of the City of Salisbury in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 62.0% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.0% for Victoria. 38.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.0% for Victoria.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the City of Salisbury and South Australia is:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (24.7% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (14.2% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (2.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (22.3% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the City of Salisbury's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 462 people (0.8%). This represents an average annual change of 0.16% per year over the period.

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

  • 15 to 24 years (-916 persons)
  • 55 to 64 years (+756 persons)
  • 65 years and over (+481 persons)
  • 25 to 34 years (+342 persons)

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