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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Resident workers - Age structure

In the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years3,16313.337.73,76514.933.5-602
25 to 34 years4,63519.416.64,64218.317.0-7
35 to 44 years4,81920.213.65,83023.015.5-1,011
45 to 54 years5,73624.016.86,13224.220.8-396
55 to 64 years4,33518.213.03,99315.811.5+342
65 years and over1,1694.92.29443.71.7+225

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, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 37.7% 25 to 34 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 16.6% 35 to 44 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 13.6% 45 to 54 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 16.8% 55 to 64 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 13.0% 65 years and over, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.2% 15 to 24 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 13.3% 25 to 34 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 19.4% 35 to 44 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 20.2% 45 to 54 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 24.0% 55 to 64 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 18.2% 65 years and over, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 4.9%
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, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -602 25 to 34 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -7 35 to 44 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -1,011 45 to 54 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -396 55 to 64 years, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +342 65 years and over, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +225
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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2016 compared to Accommodation and Food Services 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, 52.9% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 67.9% for Accommodation and Food Services. 47.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 32.1% for Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.0% compared to 16.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.2% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (13.3% compared to 37.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region's resident workers population decreased by 1,449 people (5.7%). This represents an average annual change of -1.17% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-1,011 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-602 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-396 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+342 people)

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