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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Cook Shire, there are more younger female workers (15 to 44 years) than older female workers (45 year and over) in the female resident workers .

The Age Structure of the Cook Shire'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 Cook Shire'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 Cook Shire, 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
Cook Shire - Females - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years9712.40.0719.90.0+26
25 to 34 years14618.70.014420.00.0+2
35 to 44 years15519.90.016122.40.0-6
45 to 54 years15920.40.019226.70.0-33
55 to 64 years18623.80.013318.50.0+53
65 years and over374.70.0192.60.0+18

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, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% 25 to 34 years, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% 35 to 44 years, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% 45 to 54 years, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% 55 to 64 years, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% 65 years and over, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% 15 to 24 years, Cook Shire - All industries: 12.4% 25 to 34 years, Cook Shire - All industries: 18.7% 35 to 44 years, Cook Shire - All industries: 19.9% 45 to 54 years, Cook Shire - All industries: 20.4% 55 to 64 years, Cook Shire - All industries: 23.8% 65 years and over, Cook Shire - All industries: 4.7%
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, Cook Shire - All industries: +26 25 to 34 years, Cook Shire - All industries: +2 35 to 44 years, Cook Shire - All industries: -6 45 to 54 years, Cook Shire - All industries: -33 55 to 64 years, Cook Shire - All industries: +53 65 years and over, Cook Shire - All industries: +18
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 female resident workers age structure of the Cook Shire in 2016 compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that there was a higher proportion of females in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of females in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 51.0% of the female resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 0.0% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services. 49.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 0.0% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the female resident workers age structure of the Cook Shire and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (23.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (20.4% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.9% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (18.7% compared to 0.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cook Shire's female resident workers population increased by 60 people (8.3%). This represents an average annual change of 1.61% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the female resident workers age structure in the Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+53 females)
  • 45 to 54 years (-33 females)
  • 15 to 24 years (+26 females)

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