In Cook Shire, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in All industries.
The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Cook Shire. 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|
|Cook Shire Council - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Health Care and Social Assistance%||Number||%||Health Care and Social Assistance%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||326||11.4||5.4||297||12.1||7.5||+29|
|25 to 34 years||672||23.4||18.2||512||20.9||15.9||+160|
|35 to 44 years||636||22.2||15.3||590||24.1||20.4||+46|
|45 to 54 years||623||21.7||23.6||584||23.8||31.4||+39|
|55 to 64 years||490||17.1||32.0||392||16.0||22.1||+98|
|65 years and over||119||4.2||5.4||75||3.1||2.7||+44|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in Cook Shire in 2016 compared to Health Care and Social Assistance 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, 57.0% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 38.9% for Health Care and Social Assistance. 43.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 61.1% for Health Care and Social Assistance.
The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in Cook Shire and the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (11.4% compared to 5.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (23.4% compared to 18.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (22.2% compared to 15.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (17.1% compared to 32.0%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 25 to 34 years (+160 local workers)
- 55 to 64 years (+98 local workers)
- 35 to 44 years (+46 local workers)
- 65 years and over (+44 local workers)