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Resident workers - Age structure

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

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 - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years843.828.21636.018.4-79
25 to 34 years34515.417.950118.315.0-156
35 to 44 years53523.912.871025.917.4-175
45 to 54 years65829.518.182530.129.0-167
55 to 64 years52223.415.150418.416.7+18
65 years and over904.07.8351.33.4+55

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 - Public Administration and Safety: 3.8% 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 15.4% 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 23.9% 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 29.5% 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 23.4% 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 4.0%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: -79 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -156 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -175 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -167 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: +18 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: +55
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 (Public Administration and Safety) age structure of the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Arts and Recreation Services shows that there was a lower 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, 43.2% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) was aged under 45 years, compared to 58.9% for Arts and Recreation Services. 56.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 41.1% for Arts and Recreation Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 45 to 54 years (29.5% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 35 to 44 years (23.9% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 55 to 64 years (23.4% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) aged 15 to 24 years (3.8% compared to 28.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cradle Coast Region's resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) population decreased by 504 people (18.4%). This represents an average annual change of -3.99% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 44 years (-175 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-167 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (-156 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-79 people)

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