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Nillumbik Shire

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In Nillumbik Shire, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local worker population.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Nillumbik Shire. It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.

For example an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.

For a complete local workers analysis for Nillumbik Shire, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers age structure
Nillumbik Shire - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years2,21719.114.72,34520.315.4-128
25 to 34 years1,69714.622.51,74715.122.0-50
35 to 44 years2,46321.223.32,59922.524.5-136
45 to 54 years2,81024.222.22,87624.922.9-66
55 to 64 years1,91116.414.11,68014.512.7+231
65 years and over5244.53.23162.72.5+208

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers age structure, 2011
Local workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, Victoria: 14.7% 25 to 34 years, Victoria: 22.5% 35 to 44 years, Victoria: 23.3% 45 to 54 years, Victoria: 22.2% 55 to 64 years, Victoria: 14.1% 65 years and over, Victoria: 3.2% 15 to 24 years, Nillumbik Shire: 19.1% 25 to 34 years, Nillumbik Shire: 14.6% 35 to 44 years, Nillumbik Shire: 21.2% 45 to 54 years, Nillumbik Shire: 24.2% 55 to 64 years, Nillumbik Shire: 16.4% 65 years and over, Nillumbik Shire: 4.5%
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 workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -128 25 to 34 years, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -50 35 to 44 years, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -136 45 to 54 years, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -66 55 to 64 years, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +231 65 years and over, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +208
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 age structure of the workforce in Nillumbik Shire in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 54.9% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.5% for Victoria. 45.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.5% for Victoria.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in Nillumbik Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (19.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (16.4% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (14.6% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (21.2% compared to 23.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in Nillumbik Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 55 to 64 years (+231 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+208 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (-136 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (-128 local workers)

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