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Circular Head Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Circular Head Council area, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the Cradle Coast Region's local 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 local resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, is typically more mobile and has 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

Local resident workers age structure
Circular Head Council area - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years56315.714.252814.415.0+35
25 to 34 years63617.718.965918.018.2-23
35 to 44 years67718.920.382222.522.3-145
45 to 54 years81122.623.691224.924.9-101
55 to 64 years69319.318.359216.216.3+101
65 years and over2115.94.71464.03.3+65

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

Local resident workers age structure, 2016
Local resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Tasmania: 14.2% 25 to 34 years, Tasmania: 18.9% 35 to 44 years, Tasmania: 20.3% 45 to 54 years, Tasmania: 23.6% 55 to 64 years, Tasmania: 18.3% 65 years and over, Tasmania: 4.7% 15 to 24 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: 15.7% 25 to 34 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: 17.7% 35 to 44 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: 18.9% 45 to 54 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: 22.6% 55 to 64 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: 19.3% 65 years and over, Circular Head Council area - All industries: 5.9%
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 resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +35 25 to 34 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: -23 35 to 44 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: -145 45 to 54 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: -101 55 to 64 years, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +101 65 years and over, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +65
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 local labour force age structure of Circular Head Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 52.2% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.4% for Tasmania. 47.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.6% for Tasmania.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Circular Head Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (15.7% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (5.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (18.9% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (17.7% compared to 18.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Circular Head Council area's local labour force population decreased by 68 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual change of -0.37% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in Circular Head Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-145 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (-101 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+101 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+65 local labour force)

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