City of Canterbury Bankstown

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in All industries.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in City of Canterbury Bankstown. 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers age structure
City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years13,35013.413.812,47313.214.0+877
25 to 34 years21,99522.222.921,04222.223.1+953
35 to 44 years21,41121.622.620,94322.122.3+468
45 to 54 years20,96921.120.321,51622.721.3-547
55 to 64 years16,75016.915.315,00615.815.0+1,744
65 years and over4,8244.95.13,7814.04.3+1,043
Total Persons99,299100.0100.094,761100.0100.0+4,538

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2021compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 57.2% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.3% for New South Wales. 42.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.7% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (22.2% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (21.6% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (21.1% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (16.9% compared to 15.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,744 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+1,043 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+953 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+877 local workers)

City of Canterbury Bankstown

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