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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the City of Ipswich, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local worker population.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in City of Ipswich. 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 an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Ipswich, 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

Local workers age structure
City of Ipswich - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years9,06417.816.48,44618.717.6+618
25 to 34 years11,02721.721.29,38620.821.0+1,640
35 to 44 years11,70123.023.111,10324.624.0+598
45 to 54 years11,38822.422.210,11022.422.5+1,277
55 to 64 years6,62213.014.15,43212.012.7+1,189
65 years and over1,0972.23.07121.62.2+385

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

Local workers age structure, 2011
Local workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, Queensland: 16.4% 25 to 34 years, Queensland: 21.2% 35 to 44 years, Queensland: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, Queensland: 22.2% 55 to 64 years, Queensland: 14.1% 65 years and over, Queensland: 3.0% 15 to 24 years, City of Ipswich: 17.8% 25 to 34 years, City of Ipswich: 21.7% 35 to 44 years, City of Ipswich: 23.0% 45 to 54 years, City of Ipswich: 22.4% 55 to 64 years, City of Ipswich: 13.0% 65 years and over, City of Ipswich: 2.2%
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 workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, City of Ipswich - All industries: +618 25 to 34 years, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,640 35 to 44 years, City of Ipswich - All industries: +598 45 to 54 years, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,277 55 to 64 years, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,189 65 years and over, City of Ipswich - All industries: +385
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 City of Ipswich in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 62.5% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.7% for Queensland. 37.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.3% for Queensland.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (17.8% compared to 16.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (21.7% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (13.0% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (2.2% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the City of Ipswich between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+1,640 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,277 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+1,189 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+618 local workers)

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