Bundaberg Regional Council

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In Bundaberg Regional Council, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in All industries.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Bundaberg Regional Council. 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 Bundaberg Regional Council, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers age structure
Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years5,83416.315.65,02016.015.6+814
25 to 34 years6,70318.721.65,50217.621.8+1,201
35 to 44 years6,75318.821.86,16319.721.9+590
45 to 54 years7,76021.621.07,36323.521.8+397
55 to 64 years6,76418.915.35,76518.414.8+999
65 years and over2,0645.84.71,5344.94.0+530
Total Persons35,878100.0100.031,347100.0100.0+4,531

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council in 2021compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 53.8% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.0% for Queensland. 46.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 41.0% for Queensland.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (18.8% compared to 21.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.9% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (5.8% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+1,201 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+999 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+814 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+590 local workers)

Bundaberg Regional Council

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