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Local labour force - Age structure

In Bankstown City, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local labour force.

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

For a more complete labour force analysis for Bankstown City, 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 labour force age structure
Bankstown City 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years10,84315.514.511,35617.415.8-513
25 to 34 years15,94022.821.914,84822.722.0+1,092
35 to 44 years16,08723.023.115,60323.924.1+484
45 to 54 years15,93522.822.614,62722.422.9+1,308
55 to 64 years9,28513.314.47,76311.912.7+1,522
65 years and over1,7782.53.41,2121.92.6+566

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

Local labour force age structure, 2011
Local labour force 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, Bankstown City: 15.5% 25 to 34 years, Bankstown City: 22.8% 35 to 44 years, Bankstown City: 23.0% 45 to 54 years, Bankstown City: 22.8% 55 to 64 years, Bankstown City: 13.3% 65 years and over, Bankstown City: 2.5%
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 labour force age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Bankstown City: -513 25 to 34 years, Bankstown City: +1,092 35 to 44 years, Bankstown City: +484 45 to 54 years, Bankstown City: +1,308 55 to 64 years, Bankstown City: +1,522 65 years and over, Bankstown City: +566
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 Bankstown City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 61.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.5% for New South Wales. 38.6% 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 Bankstown City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 15 to 24 years (15.5% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (22.8% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 55 to 64 years (13.3% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 65 years and over (2.5% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bankstown City's local labour force population increased by 4,459 people (6.8%). This represents an average annual change of 1.33% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,522 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,308 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (+1,092 people)
  • 65 years and over (+566 people)

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