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Cardinia Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

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

The Age Structure of the Cardinia 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 Cardinia 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 Cardinia 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
Cardinia Shire 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years6,01816.614.84,42216.315.9+1,596
25 to 34 years7,70621.224.25,16019.023.3+2,546
35 to 44 years8,81624.323.77,33627.024.7+1,480
45 to 54 years8,00922.121.46,22722.922.0+1,782
55 to 64 years4,66112.913.13,36112.412.0+1,300
65 years and over1,0602.92.96882.52.2+372

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, Greater Melbourne: 14.8% 25 to 34 years, Greater Melbourne: 24.2% 35 to 44 years, Greater Melbourne: 23.7% 45 to 54 years, Greater Melbourne: 21.4% 55 to 64 years, Greater Melbourne: 13.1% 65 years and over, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% 15 to 24 years, Cardinia Shire: 16.6% 25 to 34 years, Cardinia Shire: 21.2% 35 to 44 years, Cardinia Shire: 24.3% 45 to 54 years, Cardinia Shire: 22.1% 55 to 64 years, Cardinia Shire: 12.9% 65 years and over, Cardinia Shire: 2.9%
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, Cardinia Shire: +1,596 25 to 34 years, Cardinia Shire: +2,546 35 to 44 years, Cardinia Shire: +1,480 45 to 54 years, Cardinia Shire: +1,782 55 to 64 years, Cardinia Shire: +1,300 65 years and over, Cardinia Shire: +372
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 Cardinia Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher 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, 62.1% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.7% for Greater Melbourne. 37.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.3278 for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Cardinia Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (16.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (21.2% compared to 24.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Cardinia Shire's local labour force population increased by 9,076 people (33.4%). This represents an average annual change of 5.93% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+2,546 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,782 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (+1,596 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+1,480 local labour force)

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