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Resident workers - Age structure

In Coffs Harbour City, most resident workers in Information Media and Telecommunications are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of 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 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
Coffs Harbour City Council - Information Media and Telecommunications 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%. Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years4615.86.46519.17.3-19
25 to 34 years5117.512.55817.111.5-7
35 to 44 years6923.719.88825.922.2-19
45 to 54 years7224.727.07822.928.1-6
55 to 64 years4214.425.04412.925.4-2
65 years and over113.89.372.15.5+4
Total Persons291100.0100.0340100.0100.0-49

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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) age structure of Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to Transport, Postal and Warehousing shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 57.0% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 38.7% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing. 43.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 61.3% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of Coffs Harbour City and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (14.4% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (3.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (17.5% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Coffs Harbour City's resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) population decreased by 49 people (-14.4%). This represents an average annual change of -3.06% 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:

  • 35 to 44 years (-19 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (-19 persons)
  • 25 to 34 years (-7 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (-6 persons)

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