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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Canberra Region, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers .

The Age Structure of the Canberra Region'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 Canberra Region'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 Canberra Region, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

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

Resident workers age structure
Canberra Region - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years13,12213.514.013,07213.814.5+50
25 to 34 years16,48916.923.114,93715.821.9+1,552
35 to 44 years19,46720.022.321,35522.623.1-1,888
45 to 54 years23,79124.521.324,14125.522.6-350
55 to 64 years18,39618.915.016,59917.614.4+1,797
65 years and over6,0206.24.34,4624.73.4+1,558

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers age structure, 2016
Resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, NSW : 14.0% 25 to 34 years, NSW : 23.1% 35 to 44 years, NSW : 22.3% 45 to 54 years, NSW : 21.3% 55 to 64 years, NSW : 15.0% 65 years and over, NSW : 4.3% 15 to 24 years, Canberra Region - All industries: 13.5% 25 to 34 years, Canberra Region - All industries: 16.9% 35 to 44 years, Canberra Region - All industries: 20.0% 45 to 54 years, Canberra Region - All industries: 24.5% 55 to 64 years, Canberra Region - All industries: 18.9% 65 years and over, Canberra Region - All industries: 6.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Canberra Region - All industries: +50 25 to 34 years, Canberra Region - All industries: +1,552 35 to 44 years, Canberra Region - All industries: -1,888 45 to 54 years, Canberra Region - All industries: -350 55 to 64 years, Canberra Region - All industries: +1,797 65 years and over, Canberra Region - All industries: +1,558
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers age structure of the Canberra Region in 2016 compared to NSW shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 50.4% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for NSW. 49.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for NSW.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.9% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.5% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (16.9% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.0% compared to 22.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Canberra Region's resident workers population increased by 2,719 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual change of 0.57% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 44 years (-1,888 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+1,797 people)
  • 65 years and over (+1,558 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (+1,552 people)

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