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Resident workers - Age structure

In Coffs Harbour City, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers .

The Age Structure of the Coffs Harbour City'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 Coffs Harbour City'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 Coffs Harbour City, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

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

Resident workers age structure
Coffs Harbour City - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years4,28314.514.04,24715.214.5+36
25 to 34 years5,37918.223.14,46516.021.9+914
35 to 44 years6,07320.522.36,16522.023.1-92
45 to 54 years6,92023.421.37,29926.122.6-379
55 to 64 years5,64819.115.04,99617.814.4+652
65 years and over1,3244.54.38172.93.4+507

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

Resident workers age structure, 2016
Resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, New South Wales : 14.0% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales : 23.1% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales : 22.3% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales : 21.3% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales : 15.0% 65 years and over, New South Wales : 4.3% 15 to 24 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 14.5% 25 to 34 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 18.2% 35 to 44 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 20.5% 45 to 54 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 23.4% 55 to 64 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 19.1% 65 years and over, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +36 25 to 34 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +914 35 to 44 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -92 45 to 54 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -379 55 to 64 years, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +652 65 years and over, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +507
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 resident workers age structure of Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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 resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 46.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (19.1% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.4% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.2% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.5% compared to 22.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Coffs Harbour City's resident workers population increased by 1,638 people (5.9%). This represents an average annual change of 1.14% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 years (+914 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+652 people)
  • 65 years and over (+507 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-379 people)

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