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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence
|Resident workers age structure|
|Cardinia Shire - All industries||2021||2016||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Victoria%||Number||%||Victoria%||2016 - 2021|
|15 to 24 years||8,559||14.6||13.8||6,841||15.2||13.9||+1,718|
|25 to 34 years||14,700||25.0||23.9||10,474||23.3||23.8||+4,226|
|35 to 44 years||13,944||23.8||22.7||10,237||22.8||22.1||+3,707|
|45 to 54 years||11,615||19.8||20.1||9,823||21.9||21.3||+1,792|
|55 to 64 years||7,695||13.1||14.7||5,993||13.3||14.7||+1,702|
|65 years and over||2,190||3.7||4.8||1,581||3.5||4.2||+609|
Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of Cardinia Shire in 2021compared 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, 63.4% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.4% for Victoria. 36.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.6% 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 (13.1% compared to 14.7%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (25.0% compared to 23.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (3.7% compared to 4.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (23.8% compared to 22.7%)
From 2016 to 2021, Cardinia Shire's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 13,754 people (30.6%). This represents an average annual change of 5.48% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Cardinia Shire between 2016 and 2021 were in the age groups:
- 25 to 34 years (+4,226 persons)
- 35 to 44 years (+3,707 persons)
- 45 to 54 years (+1,792 persons)
- 15 to 24 years (+1,718 persons)