Coffs Harbour City
Local workers - Age structure - Information Media and Telecommunications
In Coffs Harbour City, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in Information Media and Telecommunications.
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Transport, Postal and Warehousing%||Number||%||Transport, Postal and Warehousing%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||46||15.9||7.3||59||17.8||7.5||-13|
|25 to 34 years||55||19.0||11.8||62||18.7||12.5||-7|
|35 to 44 years||67||23.1||20.3||87||26.3||21.1||-20|
|45 to 54 years||68||23.4||25.8||74||22.4||27.7||-6|
|55 to 64 years||44||15.2||25.9||42||12.7||25.6||+2|
|65 years and over||10||3.4||8.8||7||2.1||5.5||+3|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the Information Media and Telecommunications 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, 57.9% of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 39.4% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing. 42.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 60.6% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
The major differences between the age structure of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.9% compared to 7.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (19.0% compared to 11.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (15.2% compared to 25.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (3.4% compared to 8.8%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 35 to 44 years (-20 local workers)
- 15 to 24 years (-13 local workers)
- 25 to 34 years (-7 local workers)
- 45 to 54 years (-6 local workers)