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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In The Hills 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 The Hills 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 The Hills 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

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

Local workers age structure
The Hills Shire - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years9,92217.214.49,51018.215.4+412
25 to 34 years11,36819.721.910,64020.421.9+728
35 to 44 years13,43923.323.212,07623.224.2+1,363
45 to 54 years12,58421.922.711,56222.223.1+1,022
55 to 64 years8,22314.314.57,10713.612.9+1,116
65 years and over2,0523.63.41,2182.32.6+834

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, New South Wales: 14.4% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 21.9% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 23.2% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 22.7% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 14.5% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 3.4% 15 to 24 years, The Hills Shire: 17.2% 25 to 34 years, The Hills Shire: 19.7% 35 to 44 years, The Hills Shire: 23.3% 45 to 54 years, The Hills Shire: 21.9% 55 to 64 years, The Hills Shire: 14.3% 65 years and over, The Hills Shire: 3.6%
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, The Hills Shire - All industries: +412 25 to 34 years, The Hills Shire - All industries: +728 35 to 44 years, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,363 45 to 54 years, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,022 55 to 64 years, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,116 65 years and over, The Hills Shire - All industries: +834
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 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 60.3% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 39.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (17.2% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (19.7% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (21.9% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (14.3% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 to 44 years (+1,363 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+1,116 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,022 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+834 local workers)

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