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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the Macarthur Region, 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
Macarthur Region 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years19,05616.614.019,87518.515.7-819
25 to 34 years24,18621.024.222,61921.124.0+1,567
35 to 44 years26,33022.923.725,55223.824.2+778
45 to 54 years26,31822.921.625,21323.521.6+1,105
55 to 64 years16,62514.413.412,68911.812.1+3,936
65 years and over2,5942.33.11,4711.42.3+1,123

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, Macarthur Region: 16.6% 25 to 34 years, Macarthur Region: 21.0% 35 to 44 years, Macarthur Region: 22.9% 45 to 54 years, Macarthur Region: 22.9% 55 to 64 years, Macarthur Region: 14.4% 65 years and over, Macarthur Region: 2.3%
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 resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Macarthur Region: -819 25 to 34 years, Macarthur Region: +1,567 35 to 44 years, Macarthur Region: +778 45 to 54 years, Macarthur Region: +1,105 55 to 64 years, Macarthur Region: +3,936 65 years and over, Macarthur Region: +1,123
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 Macarthur Region 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 higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 60.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 61.9% for Greater Sydney. 39.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 38.0765 for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (16.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (22.9% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (14.4% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (21.0% compared to 24.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Macarthur Region's local labour force population increased by 7,690 people (7.2%). This represents an average annual change of 1.39% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in the Macarthur Region between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+3,936 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+1,567 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+1,123 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,105 local labour force)

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