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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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years2712.77.83815.19.1-11
25 to 34 years4822.624.55622.325.9-8
35 to 44 years4621.725.26726.724.9-21
45 to 54 years5023.621.55120.320.3-1
55 to 64 years2913.715.22911.615.30
65 years and over125.75.9104.04.4+2

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 7.8% 25 to 34 years, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 24.5% 35 to 44 years, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 25.2% 45 to 54 years, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 21.5% 55 to 64 years, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 15.2% 65 years and over, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 5.9% 15 to 24 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 12.7% 25 to 34 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 22.6% 35 to 44 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 21.7% 45 to 54 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 23.6% 55 to 64 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 13.7% 65 years and over, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 5.7%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -11 25 to 34 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -8 35 to 44 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -21 45 to 54 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1 55 to 64 years, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 65 years and over, Whyalla District - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +2
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure of Whyalla District 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 57.1% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.5% for South Australia. 42.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.5% for South Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure of Whyalla District and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 15 to 24 years (12.7% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 45 to 54 years (23.6% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 35 to 44 years (21.7% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 25 to 34 years (22.6% compared to 24.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Whyalla District's resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) population decreased by 39 people (15.5%). This represents an average annual change of -3.32% per year over the period.

There were no major changes in age structure of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Whyalla District between 2011 and 2016.

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