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The Hills Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In The Hills Shire, 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 The Hills Shire'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 The Hills Shire'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 The Hills Shire, 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

PLEASE NOTE: The data presented on this page is based on the previous boundary and has not been adjusted to align with the new LGA boundary that came into effect on 12th May 2016. Work to align the data to the new boundary is currently underway.

Local resident workers age structure
The Hills Shire 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years12,87114.714.513,60116.215.8-730
25 to 34 years14,39216.521.915,26918.222.0-877
35 to 44 years21,06824.123.119,86723.624.1+1,201
45 to 54 years21,12124.222.620,25224.122.9+869
55 to 64 years14,32216.414.412,92715.412.7+1,395
65 years and over3,5824.13.42,1822.62.6+1,400

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, New South Wales: 14.5% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 21.9% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 22.6% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 14.4% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 3.4% 15 to 24 years, The Hills Shire: 14.7% 25 to 34 years, The Hills Shire: 16.5% 35 to 44 years, The Hills Shire: 24.1% 45 to 54 years, The Hills Shire: 24.2% 55 to 64 years, The Hills Shire: 16.4% 65 years and over, The Hills Shire: 4.1%
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, The Hills Shire: -730 25 to 34 years, The Hills Shire: -877 35 to 44 years, The Hills Shire: +1,201 45 to 54 years, The Hills Shire: +869 55 to 64 years, The Hills Shire: +1,395 65 years and over, The Hills Shire: +1,400
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 resident workers age structure of The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 55.3% of the local resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.5% for New South Wales. 44.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.4727 for New South Wales.

The major differences between the local resident workers age structure of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (16.4% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.2% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (24.1% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (16.5% compared to 21.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, The Hills Shire's local resident workers population increased by 3,258 people (3.9%). This represents an average annual change of 0.76% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local resident workers age structure in The Hills Shire between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 65 years and over (+1,400 local resident workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+1,395 local resident workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+1,201 local resident workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (-877 local resident workers)

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