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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Sutherland Shire, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the Sutherland Shire's local 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 Sutherland Shire's local resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, is typically more mobile and has higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Sutherland Shire, 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

Local resident workers age structure
Sutherland Shire - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years16,44214.614.017,20715.614.5-765
25 to 34 years22,06919.623.121,72819.721.9+341
35 to 44 years25,45322.622.325,29322.923.1+160
45 to 54 years25,36122.521.325,36123.022.60
55 to 64 years18,38916.315.016,97215.414.4+1,417
65 years and over5,0524.54.33,9053.53.4+1,147

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers age structure, 2016
Local resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, New South Wales: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 23.1% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 21.3% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 15.0% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 4.3% 15 to 24 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 14.6% 25 to 34 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 19.6% 35 to 44 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 22.6% 45 to 54 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 22.5% 55 to 64 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 16.3% 65 years and over, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -765 25 to 34 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +341 35 to 44 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +160 45 to 54 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 0 55 to 64 years, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,417 65 years and over, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,147
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 local labour force age structure of Sutherland Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 56.7% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 43.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (16.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (22.5% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (19.6% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sutherland Shire's local labour force population increased by 2,300 people (2.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.41% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in Sutherland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,417 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+1,147 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-765 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+341 local labour force)

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