In Coffs Harbour City, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in Mining.
The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Coffs Harbour City. 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers age structure|
|Coffs Harbour City Council - Mining||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Transport, Postal and Warehousing%||Number||%||Transport, Postal and Warehousing%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||3||5.7||7.3||0||0||7.5||+3|
|25 to 34 years||12||22.6||11.8||10||23.8||12.5||+2|
|35 to 44 years||9||17.0||20.3||17||40.5||21.1||-8|
|45 to 54 years||8||15.1||25.8||8||19.0||27.7||--|
|55 to 64 years||16||30.2||25.9||7||16.7||25.6||+9|
|65 years and over||5||9.4||8.8||0||0||5.5||+5|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the Mining workforce in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to Transport, Postal and Warehousing shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).
Overall, 45.3% of the Mining workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 39.4% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing. 54.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 60.6% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
The major differences between the age structure of the Mining workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (22.6% compared to 11.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (17.0% compared to 20.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (15.1% compared to 25.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (30.2% compared to 25.9%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the Mining workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 55 to 64 years (+9 local workers)
- 35 to 44 years (-8 local workers)
- 65 years and over (+5 local workers)
- 15 to 24 years (+3 local workers)