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Camden Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Camden 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 Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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
Camden Council area 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years4,62916.114.04,19416.915.7+435
25 to 34 years6,12621.324.25,80323.424.0+323
35 to 44 years7,58526.423.76,61026.724.2+975
45 to 54 years6,19121.521.65,16320.921.6+1,028
55 to 64 years3,60312.513.42,62710.612.1+976
65 years and over6272.23.13571.42.3+270

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 Sydney: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Greater Sydney: 24.2% 35 to 44 years, Greater Sydney: 23.7% 45 to 54 years, Greater Sydney: 21.6% 55 to 64 years, Greater Sydney: 13.4% 65 years and over, Greater Sydney: 3.1% 15 to 24 years, Camden Council area: 16.1% 25 to 34 years, Camden Council area: 21.3% 35 to 44 years, Camden Council area: 26.4% 45 to 54 years, Camden Council area: 21.5% 55 to 64 years, Camden Council area: 12.5% 65 years and over, Camden Council area: 2.2%
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, Camden Council area: +435 25 to 34 years, Camden Council area: +323 35 to 44 years, Camden Council area: +975 45 to 54 years, Camden Council area: +1,028 55 to 64 years, Camden Council area: +976 65 years and over, Camden Council area: +270
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 Camden Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 63.8% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 61.9% for Greater Sydney. 36.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 38.0765 for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (26.4% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (16.1% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (21.3% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (2.2% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Camden Council area's local labour force population increased by 4,007 people (16.2%). This represents an average annual change of 3.05% per year over the period.

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

  • 45 to 54 years (+1,028 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+976 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+975 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (+435 local labour force)

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