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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the Cradle Coast Region, 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 Cradle Coast Region'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 Cradle Coast Region'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 Cradle Coast Region, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers age structure
Cradle Coast Region 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years6,91215.115.06,84915.616.1+63
25 to 34 years7,82717.118.27,75817.718.4+69
35 to 44 years10,24422.422.311,04925.224.2-805
45 to 54 years11,81025.824.911,12925.425.3+681
55 to 64 years7,50916.416.35,89913.513.5+1,610
65 years and over1,5233.33.31,1052.52.4+418

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

Local resident workers age structure, 2011
Local resident workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, Tasmania: 15.0% 25 to 34 years, Tasmania: 18.2% 35 to 44 years, Tasmania: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, Tasmania: 24.9% 55 to 64 years, Tasmania: 16.3% 65 years and over, Tasmania: 3.3% 15 to 24 years, Cradle Coast Region: 15.1% 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region: 17.1% 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region: 22.4% 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region: 25.8% 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region: 16.4% 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region: 3.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, Cradle Coast Region: +63 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region: +69 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region: -805 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region: +681 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region: +1,610 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region: +418
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 local labour force age structure of the Cradle Coast Region in 2011 compared to Tasmania 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, 54.5% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 55.5% for Tasmania. 45.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.5044 for Tasmania.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (25.8% compared to 24.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (17.1% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Cradle Coast Region's local labour force population increased by 2,036 people (4.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.91% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in the Cradle Coast Region between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,610 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (-805 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+681 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+418 local labour force)

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