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Workforce - Age structure - All industries

In the Armidale Regional Council, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the workforce.

The Age Structure of an industry's workforce is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Armidale Regional Council. It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.

For example a young workforce may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older workforce may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.

For a more complete workforce analysis for Armidale Regional Council, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours Worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Workforce age structure
Armidale Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years1,83418.014.41,89118.415.4-57
25 to 34 years1,59315.621.91,57115.321.9+22
35 to 44 years2,01719.723.22,34722.824.2-330
45 to 54 years2,56425.122.72,63525.623.1-71
55 to 64 years1,78917.514.51,49414.512.9+295
65 years and over4174.13.43483.42.6+69

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Workforce age structure, 2011
Workforce age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, New South Wales: 14.4% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 21.9% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 23.2% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 22.7% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 14.5% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 3.4% 15 to 24 years, Armidale Regional Council: 18.0% 25 to 34 years, Armidale Regional Council: 15.6% 35 to 44 years, Armidale Regional Council: 19.7% 45 to 54 years, Armidale Regional Council: 25.1% 55 to 64 years, Armidale Regional Council: 17.5% 65 years and over, Armidale Regional Council: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in workforce age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -57 25 to 34 years, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +22 35 to 44 years, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -330 45 to 54 years, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -71 55 to 64 years, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +295 65 years and over, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +69
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 53.3% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 46.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 15 to 24 years (18.0% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 55 to 64 years (17.5% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (15.6% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 35 to 44 years (19.7% compared to 23.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 to 44 years (-330 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+295 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-71 people)
  • 65 years and over (+69 people)

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