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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Ballina Shire, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the Ballina Shire's local 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 Ballina Shire's local resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, is typically more mobile and has higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Ballina Shire, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers age structure
Ballina Shire 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years2,17313.114.52,40514.815.8-232
25 to 34 years2,31614.021.92,48515.322.0-169
35 to 44 years3,67922.223.13,80023.424.1-121
45 to 54 years4,43926.722.64,56228.122.9-123
55 to 64 years3,23319.514.42,45815.212.7+775
65 years and over7554.53.45073.12.6+248

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers age structure, 2011
Local resident workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, New South Wales: 14.5% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 21.9% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 22.6% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 14.4% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 3.4% 15 to 24 years, Ballina Shire: 13.1% 25 to 34 years, Ballina Shire: 14.0% 35 to 44 years, Ballina Shire: 22.2% 45 to 54 years, Ballina Shire: 26.7% 55 to 64 years, Ballina Shire: 19.5% 65 years and over, Ballina Shire: 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Ballina Shire: -232 25 to 34 years, Ballina Shire: -169 35 to 44 years, Ballina Shire: -121 45 to 54 years, Ballina Shire: -123 55 to 64 years, Ballina Shire: +775 65 years and over, Ballina Shire: +248
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the local labour force age structure of Ballina Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 49.2% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.5% for New South Wales. 50.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.4727 for New South Wales.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (19.5% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (26.7% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (14.0% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (13.1% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Ballina Shire's local labour force population increased by 378 people (2.3%). This represents an average annual change of 0.46% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in Ballina Shire between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+775 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+248 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-232 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (-169 local labour force)

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