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Local workers - Age structure - Health Care and Social Assistance

In Coffs Harbour City, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the Health Care and Social Assistance local worker population.

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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Coffs Harbour City, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Coffs Harbour City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers age structure
Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Education and Training %Number%Education and Training %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years3697.05.52966.54.2+73
25 to 34 years85316.315.361513.511.8+238
35 to 44 years1,03119.622.31,01922.424.7+12
45 to 54 years1,38326.428.61,52533.632.6-142
55 to 64 years1,36926.124.297621.524.0+393
65 years and over2424.64.01122.52.8+130

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

Local workers age structure, 2016
Local workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Education and Training: 5.5% 25 to 34 years, Education and Training: 15.3% 35 to 44 years, Education and Training: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, Education and Training: 28.6% 55 to 64 years, Education and Training: 24.2% 65 years and over, Education and Training: 4.0% 15 to 24 years, Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.0% 25 to 34 years, Health Care and Social Assistance: 16.3% 35 to 44 years, Health Care and Social Assistance: 19.6% 45 to 54 years, Health Care and Social Assistance: 26.4% 55 to 64 years, Health Care and Social Assistance: 26.1% 65 years and over, Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +73 25 to 34 years, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +238 35 to 44 years, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +12 45 to 54 years, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -142 55 to 64 years, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +393 65 years and over, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +130
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 age structure of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to the Education and Training workforce within Coffs Harbour City shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 42.9% of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 43.1% for the Education and Training workforce within Coffs Harbour City. 57.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 56.9% for the Education and Training workforce within Coffs Harbour City.

The major differences between the age structure of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the Education and Training workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (26.1% compared to 24.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (7.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.6% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (26.4% compared to 28.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 55 to 64 years (+393 local workers)
  • 25 to 34 years (+238 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (-142 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+130 local workers)

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