Blacktown City

Resident workers - Age structure

In Blacktown City, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of Blacktown City's 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 Blacktown City's resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, are typically more mobile and have higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Blacktown City, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

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

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Resident workers age structure
Blacktown City Council - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years22,42714.814.020,17015.114.5+2,257
25 to 34 years37,58124.823.133,27524.921.9+4,306
35 to 44 years38,41625.422.333,11224.823.1+5,304
45 to 54 years30,42320.121.328,40621.222.6+2,017
55 to 64 years18,94612.515.016,40512.314.4+2,541
65 years and over3,6782.44.32,4141.83.4+1,264
Total Persons151,471100.0100.0133,782100.0100.0+17,689

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of Blacktown City in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 65.0% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 35.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of Blacktown City and New South Wales is:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (25.4% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (12.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (2.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (24.8% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Blacktown City's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 17,689 people (13.2%). This represents an average annual change of 2.51% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Blacktown City between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (+5,304 persons)
  • 25 to 34 years (+4,306 persons)
  • 55 to 64 years (+2,541 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (+2,257 persons)

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