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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the SHOROC 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 SHOROC 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 SHOROC 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 SHOROC 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
SHOROC Region 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years16,08511.914.016,74913.015.7-664
25 to 34 years27,24620.224.228,36322.124.0-1,117
35 to 44 years34,62125.623.732,39125.224.2+2,230
45 to 54 years31,04723.021.628,03921.821.6+3,008
55 to 64 years19,68314.613.418,30914.212.1+1,374
65 years and over6,4414.83.14,6823.62.3+1,759

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, SHOROC Region: 11.9% 25 to 34 years, SHOROC Region: 20.2% 35 to 44 years, SHOROC Region: 25.6% 45 to 54 years, SHOROC Region: 23.0% 55 to 64 years, SHOROC Region: 14.6% 65 years and over, SHOROC Region: 4.8%
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, SHOROC Region: -664 25 to 34 years, SHOROC Region: -1,117 35 to 44 years, SHOROC Region: +2,230 45 to 54 years, SHOROC Region: +3,008 55 to 64 years, SHOROC Region: +1,374 65 years and over, SHOROC Region: +1,759
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 SHOROC 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, 57.7% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 61.9% for Greater Sydney. 42.3% 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 SHOROC Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (25.6% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (4.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (20.2% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (11.9% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, SHOROC Region's local labour force population increased by 6,590 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual change of 1.01% per year over the period.

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

  • 45 to 54 years (+3,008 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+2,230 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+1,759 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+1,374 local labour force)

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