Cardinia Shire

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In Cardinia Shire, 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 Cardinia Shire. 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 Cardinia Shire, 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
Cardinia Shire - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years5,83418.513.84,36718.913.9+1,467
25 to 34 years7,18022.823.94,81520.823.8+2,365
35 to 44 years6,63521.122.84,70320.322.1+1,932
45 to 54 years6,05019.220.14,83520.921.3+1,215
55 to 64 years4,31513.714.73,34214.414.6+973
65 years and over1,4844.74.81,0884.74.2+396
Total Persons31,498100.0100.023,150100.0100.0+8,348

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 Cardinia Shire in 2021compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 62.4% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.4% for Victoria. 37.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.6% for Victoria.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (18.5% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (22.8% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (21.1% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (13.7% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+2,365 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+1,932 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+1,467 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,215 local workers)

Cardinia Shire

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