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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the Inner West Council area, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the 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 Inner West 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 Inner West 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, Inner West 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
Inner West Council area - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years7,95512.814.07,12812.514.5+827
25 to 34 years15,71125.223.113,07423.021.9+2,637
35 to 44 years13,83122.222.313,37923.523.1+452
45 to 54 years12,99720.821.312,82922.522.6+168
55 to 64 years9,00014.415.08,32414.614.4+676
65 years and over2,8964.64.32,2323.93.5+664

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: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 23.1% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 21.3% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 15.0% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 4.3% 15 to 24 years, Inner West Council area: 12.8% 25 to 34 years, Inner West Council area: 25.2% 35 to 44 years, Inner West Council area: 22.2% 45 to 54 years, Inner West Council area: 20.8% 55 to 64 years, Inner West Council area: 14.4% 65 years and over, Inner West Council area: 4.6%
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, Inner West Council area - All industries: +827 25 to 34 years, Inner West Council area - All industries: +2,637 35 to 44 years, Inner West Council area - All industries: +452 45 to 54 years, Inner West Council area - All industries: +168 55 to 64 years, Inner West Council area - All industries: +676 65 years and over, Inner West Council area - All industries: +664
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 workforce in the Inner West Council area in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 60.1% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 39.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (25.2% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (12.8% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (14.4% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (20.8% compared to 21.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 to 34 years (+2,637 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+827 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+676 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+664 local workers)

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