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Resident workers - Age structure

In Parkes Shire, 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 Parkes 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 Parkes 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.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Parkes Shire, 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
Parkes Shire - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years89215.215.292515.316.7-33
25 to 34 years1,06718.221.21,06717.716.70
35 to 44 years1,10618.912.11,29221.413.3-186
45 to 54 years1,33022.727.31,45524.133.3-125
55 to 64 years1,07118.315.294215.610.0+129
65 years and over3846.69.13495.810.0+35

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, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 15.2% 25 to 34 years, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 21.2% 35 to 44 years, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 12.1% 45 to 54 years, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 27.3% 55 to 64 years, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 15.2% 65 years and over, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 9.1% 15 to 24 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: 15.2% 25 to 34 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: 18.2% 35 to 44 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: 18.9% 45 to 54 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: 22.7% 55 to 64 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: 18.3% 65 years and over, Parkes Shire - All industries: 6.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: -33 25 to 34 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: 0 35 to 44 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: -186 45 to 54 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: -125 55 to 64 years, Parkes Shire - All industries: +129 65 years and over, Parkes Shire - All industries: +35
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 Parkes Shire in 2016 compared to Arts and Recreation Services shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 52.4% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 48.5% for Arts and Recreation Services. 47.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 51.5% for Arts and Recreation Services.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Parkes Shire and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (18.9% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.3% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (22.7% compared to 27.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.2% compared to 21.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Parkes Shire's resident workers population decreased by 180 people (3.0%). This represents an average annual change of -0.6% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 44 years (-186 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+129 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-125 people)
  • 65 years and over (+35 people)

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