Wollondilly Shire

Resident workers - Age structure

In Wollondilly Shire, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly Shire, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers age structure
Wollondilly Shire Council - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years4,39816.613.83,88416.114.0+514
25 to 34 years5,22619.722.84,52618.823.1+700
35 to 44 years5,59421.122.65,32522.122.3+269
45 to 54 years5,93822.420.35,50322.921.3+435
55 to 64 years4,15615.715.33,87916.115.0+277
65 years and over1,2264.65.19343.94.3+292
Total Persons26,538100.0100.024,051100.0100.0+2,487

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of Wollondilly Shire in 2021compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 57.3% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.2% for New South Wales. 42.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.8% for New South Wales.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (19.7% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (16.6% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (22.4% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (21.1% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2016 to 2021, Wollondilly Shire's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 2,487 people (10.3%). This represents an average annual change of 1.99% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Wollondilly Shire between 2016 and 2021 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 years (+700 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (+514 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (+435 persons)
  • 65 years and over (+292 persons)

Wollondilly Shire Council

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