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Resident workers - Age structure

In Clarence Valley Council area, most resident workers in All industries are over 45 years old.

The Age Structure of Clarence Valley Council area's 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 Clarence Valley Council area's resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, are typically more mobile and have higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Clarence Valley Council area, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers age structure
Clarence Valley Council - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years2,32013.214.02,51714.214.5-197
25 to 34 years2,49214.223.12,39013.521.9+102
35 to 44 years3,41819.422.33,80421.423.1-386
45 to 54 years4,31424.521.34,83827.222.6-524
55 to 64 years3,90322.215.03,47019.514.4+433
65 years and over1,1296.44.37414.23.4+388
Total Persons17,576100.0100.017,760100.0100.0-184

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of Clarence Valley Council area in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 46.8% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 53.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of Clarence Valley Council area and New South Wales is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (14.2% compared to 23.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (22.2% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.5% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.4% compared to 22.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Clarence Valley Council area's resident workers (All industries) population decreased by 184 people (-1.0%). This represents an average annual change of -0.21% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Clarence Valley Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 45 to 54 years (-524 persons)
  • 55 to 64 years (+433 persons)
  • 65 years and over (+388 persons)
  • 35 to 44 years (-386 persons)

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