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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Redland City, 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 Redland City'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 Redland City'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 Redland City, 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
Redland City 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years11,46016.916.511,41418.518.1+46
25 to 34 years11,45816.921.210,41716.921.0+1,041
35 to 44 years15,41822.723.114,82424.023.8+594
45 to 54 years16,86924.822.115,62825.322.3+1,241
55 to 64 years10,78515.914.08,31513.512.5+2,470
65 years and over1,9762.93.11,1481.92.2+828

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, Redland City: 16.9% 25 to 34 years, Redland City: 16.9% 35 to 44 years, Redland City: 22.7% 45 to 54 years, Redland City: 24.8% 55 to 64 years, Redland City: 15.9% 65 years and over, Redland City: 2.9%
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, Redland City: +46 25 to 34 years, Redland City: +1,041 35 to 44 years, Redland City: +594 45 to 54 years, Redland City: +1,241 55 to 64 years, Redland City: +2,470 65 years and over, Redland City: +828
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 Redland City 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, 56.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 60.8% for Queensland. 43.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 39.2148 for Queensland.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (24.8% compared to 22.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (15.9% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (16.9% compared to 21.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Redland City's local labour force population increased by 6,220 people (10.1%). This represents an average annual change of 1.94% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 64 years (+2,470 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (+1,241 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+1,041 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+828 local labour force)

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