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Local workers - Age structure - Manufacturing

In the Cumberland Council area, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the Manufacturing local worker population.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cumberland Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers age structure
Cumberland Council area - Manufacturing20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years6806.910.09357.011.0-255
25 to 34 years1,80118.419.92,62719.520.0-826
35 to 44 years2,35724.023.43,45325.724.7-1,096
45 to 54 years2,71727.725.43,86228.726.2-1,145
55 to 64 years1,90519.417.52,16216.115.3-257
65 years and over3523.63.74023.02.9-50

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

Local workers age structure, 2016
Local workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, New South Wales: 10.0% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 19.9% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 23.4% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 25.4% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 17.5% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 3.7% 15 to 24 years, Cumberland Council area: 6.9% 25 to 34 years, Cumberland Council area: 18.4% 35 to 44 years, Cumberland Council area: 24.0% 45 to 54 years, Cumberland Council area: 27.7% 55 to 64 years, Cumberland Council area: 19.4% 65 years and over, Cumberland Council area: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Cumberland Council area - Manufacturing: -255 25 to 34 years, Cumberland Council area - Manufacturing: -826 35 to 44 years, Cumberland Council area - Manufacturing: -1,096 45 to 54 years, Cumberland Council area - Manufacturing: -1,145 55 to 64 years, Cumberland Council area - Manufacturing: -257 65 years and over, Cumberland Council area - Manufacturing: -50
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 age structure of the Manufacturing workforce in the Cumberland Council area in 2016 compared 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, 49.3% of the Manufacturing workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.4% for New South Wales. 50.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.6% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the age structure of the Manufacturing workforce in the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (27.7% compared to 25.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (19.4% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (6.9% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.4% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the Manufacturing workforce in the Cumberland Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 45 to 54 years (-1,145 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (-1,096 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (-826 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (-257 local workers)

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