City of Unley

Resident workers - Age structure

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

The Age Structure of the City of Unley'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 Unley'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 Unley, 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 Unley - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years2,45013.314.12,71814.415.4-268
25 to 34 years3,97021.521.04,04721.420.2-77
35 to 44 years3,94621.320.94,13421.922.2-188
45 to 54 years4,02121.822.64,21922.323.3-198
55 to 64 years3,08716.716.83,13116.615.6-44
65 years and over1,0095.54.66553.53.3+354
Total Persons18,483100.0100.018,904100.0100.0-421

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 resident workers (All industries) age structure of the City of Unley 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, 56.1% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.0% for South Australia. 43.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.0% for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (5.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (13.3% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (21.8% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (21.5% compared to 21.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the City of Unley's resident workers (All industries) population decreased by 421 people (-2.2%). This represents an average annual change of -0.45% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 years and over (+354 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (-268 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (-198 persons)
  • 35 to 44 years (-188 persons)

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