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Cardinia Shire

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

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

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Cardinia Shire. It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.

For example an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.

For a complete local workers analysis for Cardinia Shire, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers age structure
Cardinia Shire - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years2,92818.014.72,39717.315.4+531
25 to 34 years2,96918.322.52,40217.322.0+567
35 to 44 years3,67422.623.33,41824.724.5+256
45 to 54 years3,65722.522.23,21323.222.9+444
55 to 64 years2,34514.414.11,91113.812.7+434
65 years and over6924.33.25163.72.5+176

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

Local workers age structure, 2011
Local workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, Victoria: 14.7% 25 to 34 years, Victoria: 22.5% 35 to 44 years, Victoria: 23.3% 45 to 54 years, Victoria: 22.2% 55 to 64 years, Victoria: 14.1% 65 years and over, Victoria: 3.2% 15 to 24 years, Cardinia Shire: 18.0% 25 to 34 years, Cardinia Shire: 18.3% 35 to 44 years, Cardinia Shire: 22.6% 45 to 54 years, Cardinia Shire: 22.5% 55 to 64 years, Cardinia Shire: 14.4% 65 years and over, Cardinia Shire: 4.3%
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 workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +531 25 to 34 years, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +567 35 to 44 years, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +256 45 to 54 years, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +444 55 to 64 years, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +434 65 years and over, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +176
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 age structure of the workforce in Cardinia Shire in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 58.8% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.5% for Victoria. 41.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.5% for Victoria.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (18.0% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (4.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.3% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (22.6% compared to 23.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+567 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+531 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+444 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+434 local workers)

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