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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Fraser Coast Regional Council, 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years4,65914.516.14,83016.117.6-171
25 to 34 years4,92715.319.55,01916.819.8-92
35 to 44 years7,52823.422.97,36124.623.9+166
45 to 54 years8,40326.123.17,76125.923.1+642
55 to 64 years5,66117.614.94,32714.413.0+1,334
65 years and over1,0533.33.66522.22.6+401

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, Regional QLD: 16.1% 25 to 34 years, Regional QLD: 19.5% 35 to 44 years, Regional QLD: 22.9% 45 to 54 years, Regional QLD: 23.1% 55 to 64 years, Regional QLD: 14.9% 65 years and over, Regional QLD: 3.6% 15 to 24 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 14.5% 25 to 34 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 15.3% 35 to 44 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 23.4% 45 to 54 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 26.1% 55 to 64 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 17.6% 65 years and over, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.3%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -171 25 to 34 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -92 35 to 44 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +166 45 to 54 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +642 55 to 64 years, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +1,334 65 years and over, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +401
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional QLD 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, 53.1% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 58.4% for Regional QLD. 46.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 41.6064 for Regional QLD.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Fraser Coast Regional Council and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (26.1% compared to 23.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (17.6% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (15.3% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (14.5% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Fraser Coast Regional Council's local labour force population increased by 2,280 people (7.6%). This represents an average annual change of 1.48% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in Fraser Coast Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,334 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+642 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+401 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-171 local labour force)

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