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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years4,18914.014.14,31714.315.4-128
25 to 34 years5,13917.221.05,31617.620.2-177
35 to 44 years5,89319.720.96,62721.922.2-734
45 to 54 years7,02523.522.67,21223.923.3-187
55 to 64 years5,62618.816.85,22517.315.6+401
65 years and over2,0506.94.61,5005.03.3+550

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, South Australia : 14.1% 25 to 34 years, South Australia : 21.0% 35 to 44 years, South Australia : 20.9% 45 to 54 years, South Australia : 22.6% 55 to 64 years, South Australia : 16.8% 65 years and over, South Australia : 4.6% 15 to 24 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 17.2% 35 to 44 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 19.7% 45 to 54 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 23.5% 55 to 64 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 18.8% 65 years and over, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 6.9%
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, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -128 25 to 34 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -177 35 to 44 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -734 45 to 54 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -187 55 to 64 years, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +401 65 years and over, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +550
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia 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, 50.9% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.0% for South Australia. 49.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.0% for South Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (6.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.8% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (17.2% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.7% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Limestone Coast region's resident workers population decreased by 275 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual change of -0.18% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-734 people)
  • 65 years and over (+550 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+401 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-187 people)

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