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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the Murweh Shire, 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 Murweh Shire'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 Murweh Shire'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 Murweh Shire, 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
Murweh Shire 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years34315.116.534114.918.1+2
25 to 34 years44219.521.248021.021.0-38
35 to 44 years48121.223.156824.823.8-87
45 to 54 years53023.322.151122.322.3+19
55 to 64 years36516.114.029012.712.5+75
65 years and over1094.83.11014.42.2+8

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, Queensland: 16.5% 25 to 34 years, Queensland: 21.2% 35 to 44 years, Queensland: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, Queensland: 22.1% 55 to 64 years, Queensland: 14.0% 65 years and over, Queensland: 3.1% 15 to 24 years, Murweh Shire: 15.1% 25 to 34 years, Murweh Shire: 19.5% 35 to 44 years, Murweh Shire: 21.2% 45 to 54 years, Murweh Shire: 23.3% 55 to 64 years, Murweh Shire: 16.1% 65 years and over, Murweh Shire: 4.8%
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, Murweh Shire: +2 25 to 34 years, Murweh Shire: -38 35 to 44 years, Murweh Shire: -87 45 to 54 years, Murweh Shire: +19 55 to 64 years, Murweh Shire: +75 65 years and over, Murweh Shire: +8
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 Murweh Shire in 2011 compared to Queensland 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, 55.8% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.8% for Queensland. 44.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.2148 for Queensland.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (16.1% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (4.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (21.2% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (19.5% compared to 21.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Murweh Shire's local labour force population decreased by 21 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual change of -0.18% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in the Murweh Shire between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-87 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+75 local labour force)

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