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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years4,28614.914.54,01115.815.8+275
25 to 34 years5,62419.621.95,07720.122.0+547
35 to 44 years7,14324.923.16,80126.924.1+342
45 to 54 years6,86123.922.65,92723.422.9+934
55 to 64 years3,97813.914.42,98811.812.7+990
65 years and over8152.83.45082.02.6+307

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, NSW: 14.5% 25 to 34 years, NSW: 21.9% 35 to 44 years, NSW: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, NSW: 22.6% 55 to 64 years, NSW: 14.4% 65 years and over, NSW: 3.4% 15 to 24 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 14.9% 25 to 34 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 19.6% 35 to 44 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 24.9% 45 to 54 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 23.9% 55 to 64 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 13.9% 65 years and over, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.8%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +275 25 to 34 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +547 35 to 44 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +342 45 to 54 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +934 55 to 64 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +990 65 years and over, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +307
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2011 compared to NSW 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, 59.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.5% for NSW. 40.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.4727 for NSW.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (24.9% compared to 23.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (23.9% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (19.6% compared to 21.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area's local labour force population increased by 3,395 people (13.4%). This represents an average annual change of 2.55% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+990 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+934 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+547 local labour force)
  • 35 to 44 years (+342 local labour force)

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