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Resident workers - Age structure

In Whyalla District, 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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
Whyalla District - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Construction%Number%Construction%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,16014.014.41,52516.717.9-365
25 to 34 years1,78021.520.41,76719.417.9+13
35 to 44 years1,74021.021.52,24324.619.1-503
45 to 54 years2,09625.322.92,24324.623.1-147
55 to 64 years1,29015.617.61,17312.919.7+117
65 years and over2192.63.21731.92.2+46

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, Whyalla District - Construction : 14.4% 25 to 34 years, Whyalla District - Construction : 20.4% 35 to 44 years, Whyalla District - Construction : 21.5% 45 to 54 years, Whyalla District - Construction : 22.9% 55 to 64 years, Whyalla District - Construction : 17.6% 65 years and over, Whyalla District - Construction : 3.2% 15 to 24 years, Whyalla District - All industries: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Whyalla District - All industries: 21.5% 35 to 44 years, Whyalla District - All industries: 21.0% 45 to 54 years, Whyalla District - All industries: 25.3% 55 to 64 years, Whyalla District - All industries: 15.6% 65 years and over, Whyalla District - All industries: 2.6%
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, Whyalla District - All industries: -365 25 to 34 years, Whyalla District - All industries: +13 35 to 44 years, Whyalla District - All industries: -503 45 to 54 years, Whyalla District - All industries: -147 55 to 64 years, Whyalla District - All industries: +117 65 years and over, Whyalla District - All industries: +46
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 Whyalla District in 2016 compared to Construction shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 56.5% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.3% for Construction. 43.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 43.7% for Construction.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Whyalla District and Construction were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.3% compared to 22.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (21.5% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (15.6% compared to 17.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Whyalla District's resident workers population decreased by 839 people (9.2%). This represents an average annual change of -1.91% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 44 years (-503 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-365 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-147 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+117 people)

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