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Resident workers - Age structure

In The Hills Shire, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

The Age Structure of the The Hills Shire'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 The Hills Shire'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 The Hills 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

Resident workers age structure
The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years438.98.9408.87.9+3
25 to 34 years5210.813.76414.112.0-12
35 to 44 years8918.415.88418.517.0+5
45 to 54 years10822.420.89721.422.5+11
55 to 64 years9720.121.49921.922.3-2
65 years and over9419.519.36915.218.3+25

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, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 8.9% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 13.7% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 15.8% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 20.8% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 21.4% 65 years and over, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 19.3% 15 to 24 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 8.9% 25 to 34 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 10.8% 35 to 44 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 18.4% 45 to 54 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 22.4% 55 to 64 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 20.1% 65 years and over, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 19.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 25 to 34 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -12 35 to 44 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 45 to 54 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +11 55 to 64 years, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -2 65 years and over, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +25
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) age structure of The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower 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, 38.1% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) was aged under 45 years, compared to 38.5% for New South Wales. 61.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 61.5% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) age structure of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) aged 35 to 44 years (18.4% compared to 15.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) aged 45 to 54 years (22.4% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) aged 25 to 34 years (10.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) aged 55 to 64 years (20.1% compared to 21.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, The Hills Shire's resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) population increased by 30 people (6.6%). This represents an average annual change of 1.29% per year over the period.

There were no major changes in age structure of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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