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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Ballina Shire, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the Ballina 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 Ballina 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 Ballina Shire, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Local resident workers age structure
Ballina Shire - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years2,14612.314.02,17413.114.5-28
25 to 34 years2,57714.823.12,31614.021.9+261
35 to 44 years3,56620.422.33,68022.223.1-114
45 to 54 years4,30324.621.34,44926.822.6-146
55 to 64 years3,71721.315.03,23619.514.4+481
65 years and over1,1496.64.37464.53.4+403

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers age structure, 2016
Local resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, New South Wales: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 23.1% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 21.3% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 15.0% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 4.3% 15 to 24 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: 12.3% 25 to 34 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: 14.8% 35 to 44 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: 20.4% 45 to 54 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: 24.6% 55 to 64 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: 21.3% 65 years and over, Ballina Shire - All industries: 6.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: -28 25 to 34 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: +261 35 to 44 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: -114 45 to 54 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: -146 55 to 64 years, Ballina Shire - All industries: +481 65 years and over, Ballina Shire - All industries: +403
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the local labour force age structure of Ballina Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower 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, 47.5% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 52.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (21.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (24.6% compared to 21.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (6.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (14.8% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Ballina Shire's local labour force population increased by 857 people (5.2%). 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 Ballina Shire between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+481 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+403 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+261 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (-146 local labour force)

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