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City of Whyalla

Resident workers - Age structure

In City of Whyalla, 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
City of Whyalla - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,16014.014.11,52216.615.4-362
25 to 34 years1,78021.421.01,76719.320.2+13
35 to 44 years1,74321.020.92,25224.622.2-509
45 to 54 years2,10225.322.62,25824.723.3-156
55 to 64 years1,29715.616.81,18012.915.6+117
65 years and over2252.74.61741.93.3+51

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, City of Whyalla - All industries: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: 21.4% 35 to 44 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: 21.0% 45 to 54 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: 25.3% 55 to 64 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: 15.6% 65 years and over, City of Whyalla - All industries: 2.7%
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, City of Whyalla - All industries: -362 25 to 34 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: +13 35 to 44 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: -509 45 to 54 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: -156 55 to 64 years, City of Whyalla - All industries: +117 65 years and over, City of Whyalla - All industries: +51
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 City of Whyalla 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, 56.4% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.0% for South Australia. 43.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.0% for South Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of City of Whyalla and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.3% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (2.7% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (15.6% compared to 16.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Whyalla's resident workers population decreased by 846 people (9.2%). This represents an average annual change of -1.92% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 44 years (-509 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-362 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-156 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+117 people)

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