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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Cradle Coast Region, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers (Manufacturing).

The Age Structure of the Cradle Coast Region'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 Cradle Coast Region'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 Cradle Coast Region, 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
Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years58714.028.286215.418.4-275
25 to 34 years76518.217.91,07919.315.0-314
35 to 44 years87020.712.81,29923.217.4-429
45 to 54 years1,13126.918.11,50626.929.0-375
55 to 64 years75317.915.174613.316.7+7
65 years and over1012.47.81061.93.4-5

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, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 28.2% 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 17.9% 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 12.8% 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 18.1% 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 15.1% 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.8% 15 to 24 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 18.2% 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 20.7% 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 26.9% 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 17.9% 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 2.4%
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, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -275 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -314 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -429 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -375 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +7 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -5
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 resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure of the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Arts and Recreation Services shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 52.8% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) was aged under 45 years, compared to 58.9% for Arts and Recreation Services. 47.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 41.1% for Arts and Recreation Services.

The major differences between the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure of the Cradle Coast Region and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 45 to 54 years (26.9% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 35 to 44 years (20.7% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 15 to 24 years (14.0% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 65 years and over (2.4% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cradle Coast Region's resident workers (Manufacturing) population decreased by 1,391 people (24.8%). This represents an average annual change of -5.55% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-429 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-375 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (-314 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-275 people)

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