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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Wyong 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 Wyong 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 Wyong 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 Wyong 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

Local resident workers age structure
Wyong Shire 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years9,99616.714.59,25617.215.8+740
25 to 34 years11,26918.821.910,62119.722.0+648
35 to 44 years14,01223.423.113,63725.324.1+375
45 to 54 years14,45824.122.612,99424.122.9+1,464
55 to 64 years8,64914.414.46,36511.812.7+2,284
65 years and over1,5712.63.49831.82.6+588

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, Wyong Shire: 16.7% 25 to 34 years, Wyong Shire: 18.8% 35 to 44 years, Wyong Shire: 23.4% 45 to 54 years, Wyong Shire: 24.1% 55 to 64 years, Wyong Shire: 14.4% 65 years and over, Wyong Shire: 2.6%
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 resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Wyong Shire: +740 25 to 34 years, Wyong Shire: +648 35 to 44 years, Wyong Shire: +375 45 to 54 years, Wyong Shire: +1,464 55 to 64 years, Wyong Shire: +2,284 65 years and over, Wyong Shire: +588
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 Wyong 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, 58.8% of the local resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.5% for New South Wales. 41.2% 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 Wyong Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (16.7% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.1% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.8% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers aged 65 years and over (2.6% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Wyong Shire's local resident workers population increased by 6,099 people (11.3%). This represents an average annual change of 2.17% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+2,284 local resident workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,464 local resident workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+740 local resident workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+648 local resident workers)

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