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Whyalla District

Resident workers - Age structure

In Whyalla District, there are more younger female workers (15 to 44 years) than older female workers (45 year and over) in the female resident workers (Education and Training).

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 - Females - Education and Training20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years508.87.2529.37.0-2
25 to 34 years14124.719.512622.518.4+15
35 to 44 years13724.023.015527.723.4-18
45 to 54 years12321.525.713123.428.3-8
55 to 64 years10318.020.57814.020.5+25
65 years and over173.04.1173.02.50

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 - Education and Training female  : 7.2% 25 to 34 years, South Australia - Education and Training female  : 19.5% 35 to 44 years, South Australia - Education and Training female  : 23.0% 45 to 54 years, South Australia - Education and Training female  : 25.7% 55 to 64 years, South Australia - Education and Training female  : 20.5% 65 years and over, South Australia - Education and Training female  : 4.1% 15 to 24 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: 8.8% 25 to 34 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: 24.7% 35 to 44 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: 24.0% 45 to 54 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: 21.5% 55 to 64 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: 18.0% 65 years and over, Whyalla District - Education and Training: 3.0%
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 - Education and Training: -2 25 to 34 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: +15 35 to 44 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: -18 45 to 54 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: -8 55 to 64 years, Whyalla District - Education and Training: +25 65 years and over, Whyalla District - Education and Training: 0
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 female resident workers (Education and Training) age structure of Whyalla District in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of females in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of females in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 57.4% of the female resident workers (Education and Training) was aged under 45 years, compared to 49.7% for South Australia. 42.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 50.3% for South Australia.

The major differences between the female resident workers (Education and Training) age structure of Whyalla District and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Education and Training) aged 25 to 34 years (24.7% compared to 19.5%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Education and Training) aged 15 to 24 years (8.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Education and Training) aged 45 to 54 years (21.5% compared to 25.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Education and Training) aged 55 to 64 years (18.0% compared to 20.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Whyalla District's female resident workers (Education and Training) population increased by 12 people (2.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.43% per year over the period.

There were no major changes in age structure of the female resident workers (Education and Training) in Whyalla District between 2011 and 2016.

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