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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Waratah-Wynyard Council area, 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
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Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years83214.715.480715.217.0+25
25 to 34 years86615.319.679715.119.2+69
35 to 44 years1,22221.622.31,42927.023.8-207
45 to 54 years1,57527.824.21,41326.725.0+162
55 to 64 years94316.715.670913.413.0+234
65 years and over2183.93.01372.62.0+81

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, Greater Hobart: 15.4% 25 to 34 years, Greater Hobart: 19.6% 35 to 44 years, Greater Hobart: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, Greater Hobart: 24.2% 55 to 64 years, Greater Hobart: 15.6% 65 years and over, Greater Hobart: 3.0% 15 to 24 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 14.7% 25 to 34 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 15.3% 35 to 44 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 21.6% 45 to 54 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 27.8% 55 to 64 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 16.7% 65 years and over, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 3.9%
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, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +25 25 to 34 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +69 35 to 44 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -207 45 to 54 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +162 55 to 64 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +234 65 years and over, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +81
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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Hobart 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, 51.6% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.3% for Greater Hobart. 48.4% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.6946 for Greater Hobart.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (27.8% compared to 24.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (16.7% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (3.9% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (15.3% compared to 19.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Waratah-Wynyard Council area's local labour force population increased by 364 people (6.9%). This represents an average annual change of 1.34% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in Waratah-Wynyard Council area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+234 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (-207 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+162 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+81 local labour force)

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