Penrith City

Resident workers - Age structure

In Penrith City, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of Penrith City'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 Penrith City'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 Penrith City, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers age structure
Penrith City Council - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years16,02615.713.815,95516.814.0+71
25 to 34 years24,20623.722.822,67323.923.1+1,533
35 to 44 years23,95723.522.621,01322.222.3+2,944
45 to 54 years19,86219.520.318,73219.721.3+1,130
55 to 64 years14,37514.115.313,55914.315.0+816
65 years and over3,6733.65.12,9203.14.3+753
Total Persons102,099100.0100.094,852100.0100.0+7,247

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of Penrith City in 2021compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 62.9% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.2% for New South Wales. 37.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.8% for New South Wales.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of Penrith City and New South Wales is:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.7% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (3.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (14.1% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (23.5% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2016 to 2021, Penrith City's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 7,247 people (7.6%). This represents an average annual change of 1.48% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Penrith City between 2016 and 2021 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (+2,944 persons)
  • 25 to 34 years (+1,533 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,130 persons)
  • 55 to 64 years (+816 persons)

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