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Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Snowy Monaro Regional Council area, 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 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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years1,29013.615.41,19213.116.1+98
25 to 34 years1,43515.217.41,50816.618.0-73
35 to 44 years2,04421.622.02,16123.823.8-117
45 to 54 years2,42625.724.62,25724.825.2+169
55 to 64 years1,63717.316.51,48016.313.8+157
65 years and over6236.64.14925.43.1+131

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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 13.6% 25 to 34 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 15.2% 35 to 44 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 21.6% 45 to 54 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 25.7% 55 to 64 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 17.3% 65 years and over, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 6.6%
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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +98 25 to 34 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -73 35 to 44 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -117 45 to 54 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +169 55 to 64 years, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +157 65 years and over, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +131
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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 50.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 54.9% for Regional NSW. 49.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 45.1297 for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Snowy Monaro Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (6.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (25.7% compared to 24.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (15.2% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (13.6% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area's local labour force population increased by 365 people (4.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.79% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in Snowy Monaro Regional Council area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 45 to 54 years (+169 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+157 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+131 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (-117 local labour force)

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