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Local workers - Age structure - Arts and Recreation Services

In Cairns, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the Arts and Recreation Services local worker population.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cairns in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers age structure
Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years29021.932.520817.929.4+82
25 to 34 years29622.322.827423.522.8+22
35 to 44 years28521.518.629725.519.5-12
45 to 54 years25819.514.023520.216.4+23
55 to 64 years16112.19.412510.710.2+36
65 years and over362.72.7252.11.8+11

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers age structure, 2016
Local workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Accommodation and Food Services: 32.5% 25 to 34 years, Accommodation and Food Services: 22.8% 35 to 44 years, Accommodation and Food Services: 18.6% 45 to 54 years, Accommodation and Food Services: 14.0% 55 to 64 years, Accommodation and Food Services: 9.4% 65 years and over, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.7% 15 to 24 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 21.9% 25 to 34 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 22.3% 35 to 44 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 21.5% 45 to 54 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 19.5% 55 to 64 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 12.1% 65 years and over, Arts and Recreation Services: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +82 25 to 34 years, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +22 35 to 44 years, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: -12 45 to 54 years, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +23 55 to 64 years, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +36 65 years and over, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in Cairns in 2016 compared to the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Cairns 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, 65.7% of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 73.9% for the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Cairns. 34.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 26.1% for the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Cairns.

The major differences between the age structure of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in Cairns and the Accommodation and Food Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (19.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (21.5% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (12.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (21.9% compared to 32.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 15 to 24 years (+82 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+36 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+23 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+22 local workers)

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