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Bega Valley Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Bega Valley 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 Canberra Region'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 Canberra Region'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 Canberra Region, 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
Bega Valley Shire 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years1,63012.515.41,56012.516.1+70
25 to 34 years1,57112.017.41,58912.718.0-18
35 to 44 years2,60620.022.02,94023.623.8-334
45 to 54 years3,78429.024.63,82930.725.2-45
55 to 64 years2,80321.516.52,09016.813.8+713
65 years and over6485.04.14573.73.1+191

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, Regional NSW: 15.4% 25 to 34 years, Regional NSW: 17.4% 35 to 44 years, Regional NSW: 22.0% 45 to 54 years, Regional NSW: 24.6% 55 to 64 years, Regional NSW: 16.5% 65 years and over, Regional NSW: 4.1% 15 to 24 years, Bega Valley Shire: 12.5% 25 to 34 years, Bega Valley Shire: 12.0% 35 to 44 years, Bega Valley Shire: 20.0% 45 to 54 years, Bega Valley Shire: 29.0% 55 to 64 years, Bega Valley Shire: 21.5% 65 years and over, Bega Valley Shire: 5.0%
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, Bega Valley Shire: +70 25 to 34 years, Bega Valley Shire: -18 35 to 44 years, Bega Valley Shire: -334 45 to 54 years, Bega Valley Shire: -45 55 to 64 years, Bega Valley Shire: +713 65 years and over, Bega Valley Shire: +191
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 Bega Valley Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 44.5% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 54.9% for Regional NSW. 55.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 45.1297 for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Bega Valley Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (21.5% compared to 16.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (29.0% compared to 24.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (12.0% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (12.5% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bega Valley Shire's local labour force population increased by 577 people (4.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.91% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+713 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (-334 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+191 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (+70 local labour force)

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