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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Wagga Wagga City, 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 Wagga Wagga City'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 Wagga Wagga City'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 Wagga Wagga City, 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
Wagga Wagga City 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years5,86620.214.56,03722.015.8-171
25 to 34 years5,91020.321.95,47420.022.0+436
35 to 44 years5,98220.623.15,90621.524.1+76
45 to 54 years6,15021.222.66,03422.022.9+116
55 to 64 years4,15814.314.43,17811.612.7+980
65 years and over1,0043.53.47802.82.6+224

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, Wagga Wagga City: 20.2% 25 to 34 years, Wagga Wagga City: 20.3% 35 to 44 years, Wagga Wagga City: 20.6% 45 to 54 years, Wagga Wagga City: 21.2% 55 to 64 years, Wagga Wagga City: 14.3% 65 years and over, Wagga Wagga City: 3.5%
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 resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Wagga Wagga City: -171 25 to 34 years, Wagga Wagga City: +436 35 to 44 years, Wagga Wagga City: +76 45 to 54 years, Wagga Wagga City: +116 55 to 64 years, Wagga Wagga City: +980 65 years and over, Wagga Wagga City: +224
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 Wagga Wagga City 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 lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 61.1% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.5% for New South Wales. 38.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.4727 for New South Wales.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (20.2% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (20.6% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (20.3% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (21.2% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Wagga Wagga City's local labour force population increased by 1,661 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual change of 1.18% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+980 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+436 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+224 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-171 local labour force)

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