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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the Hilltops Council area, there is similar proportion of younger workers (15 to 44 years) and older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the Hilltops Council area'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 Hilltops Council area'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 Hilltops Council area, 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
Hilltops Council area 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years1,00613.414.51,11414.915.8-108
25 to 34 years1,14415.221.91,30417.422.0-160
35 to 44 years1,61921.623.11,73623.224.1-117
45 to 54 years1,85024.722.61,74023.322.9+110
55 to 64 years1,37518.314.41,18815.912.7+187
65 years and over5096.83.43925.22.6+117

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, NSW: 14.5% 25 to 34 years, NSW: 21.9% 35 to 44 years, NSW: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, NSW: 22.6% 55 to 64 years, NSW: 14.4% 65 years and over, NSW: 3.4% 15 to 24 years, Hilltops Council area: 13.4% 25 to 34 years, Hilltops Council area: 15.2% 35 to 44 years, Hilltops Council area: 21.6% 45 to 54 years, Hilltops Council area: 24.7% 55 to 64 years, Hilltops Council area: 18.3% 65 years and over, Hilltops Council area: 6.8%
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, Hilltops Council area: -108 25 to 34 years, Hilltops Council area: -160 35 to 44 years, Hilltops Council area: -117 45 to 54 years, Hilltops Council area: +110 55 to 64 years, Hilltops Council area: +187 65 years and over, Hilltops Council area: +117
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 the Hilltops Council area in 2011 compared to NSW shows that there was a similar 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, 50.2% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.5% for NSW. 49.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.4727 for NSW.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (18.3% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (6.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (24.7% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (15.2% compared to 21.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hilltops Council area's local labour force population increased by 29 people (0.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.08% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+187 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (-160 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (-117 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+117 local labour force)

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