Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Age structure

In Cardinia Shire, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of Cardinia Shire'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 Cardinia Shire'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 Cardinia Shire, 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
Cardinia Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years6,84115.213.96,01016.614.9+831
25 to 34 years10,47423.323.87,69721.222.5+2,777
35 to 44 years10,23722.822.18,81324.323.2+1,424
45 to 54 years9,82321.921.38,01822.122.1+1,805
55 to 64 years5,99313.314.74,65812.814.0+1,335
65 years and over1,5813.54.21,0602.93.2+521
Total Persons44,949100.0100.036,256100.0100.0+8,693

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 Cardinia Shire in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 61.3% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.9% for Victoria. 38.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.1% for Victoria.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of Cardinia Shire and Victoria is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (13.3% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.2% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (22.8% compared to 22.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (3.5% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cardinia Shire's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 8,693 people (24.0%). This represents an average annual change of 4.39% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+2,777 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,805 persons)
  • 35 to 44 years (+1,424 persons)
  • 55 to 64 years (+1,335 persons)

Cardinia Shire

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