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West Coast Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In West Coast 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
West Coast Council area 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years29914.915.430815.017.0-9
25 to 34 years38319.019.640019.519.2-17
35 to 44 years46122.922.353225.923.8-71
45 to 54 years49524.624.249424.125.0+1
55 to 64 years30115.015.627013.213.0+31
65 years and over733.63.0482.32.0+25

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, West Coast Council area: 14.9% 25 to 34 years, West Coast Council area: 19.0% 35 to 44 years, West Coast Council area: 22.9% 45 to 54 years, West Coast Council area: 24.6% 55 to 64 years, West Coast Council area: 15.0% 65 years and over, West Coast Council area: 3.6%
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, West Coast Council area: -9 25 to 34 years, West Coast Council area: -17 35 to 44 years, West Coast Council area: -71 45 to 54 years, West Coast Council area: +1 55 to 64 years, West Coast Council area: +31 65 years and over, West Coast Council area: +25
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 West Coast 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 56.8% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.3% for Greater Hobart. 43.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.6946 for Greater Hobart.

There were no major differences between the local labour force age structure of West Coast Council area and Greater Hobart in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Coast Council area's local labour force population decreased by 40 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual change of -0.39% per year over the period.

The largest change in the local labour force age structure in West Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 was in the age group:

  • 35 to 44 years (-71 local labour force)

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