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Resident workers - Age structure

In Waverley Council area, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers (Mining).

The Age Structure of the Waverley Council area'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 Waverley Council area'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 Waverley Council area, 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
Waverley Council area - Mining20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years00.05.500.09.40
25 to 34 years1222.227.12441.426.5-12
35 to 44 years1425.928.32237.926.6-8
45 to 54 years1833.324.1915.523.2+9
55 to 64 years611.113.100.012.8+6
65 years and over47.41.835.21.4+1

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 - Mining  : 5.5% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales - Mining  : 27.1% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales - Mining  : 28.3% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales - Mining  : 24.1% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales - Mining  : 13.1% 65 years and over, New South Wales - Mining  : 1.8% 15 to 24 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: 0.0% 25 to 34 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: 22.2% 35 to 44 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: 25.9% 45 to 54 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: 33.3% 55 to 64 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: 11.1% 65 years and over, Waverley Council area - Mining: 7.4%
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, Waverley Council area - Mining: 0 25 to 34 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: -12 35 to 44 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: -8 45 to 54 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: +9 55 to 64 years, Waverley Council area - Mining: +6 65 years and over, Waverley Council area - Mining: +1
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 (Mining) age structure of Waverley Council area 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 higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 48.1% of the resident workers (Mining) was aged under 45 years, compared to 61.0% for New South Wales. 51.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.0% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the resident workers (Mining) age structure of Waverley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) aged 45 to 54 years (33.3% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) aged 65 years and over (7.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) aged 15 to 24 years (0.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) aged 25 to 34 years (22.2% compared to 27.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Waverley Council area's resident workers (Mining) population decreased by 4 people (6.9%). This represents an average annual change of -1.42% per year over the period.

There were no major changes in age structure of the resident workers (Mining) in Waverley Council area between 2011 and 2016.

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