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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Resident workers - Age structure

In the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of the Murchison - Burnie Economic 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 the Murchison - Burnie Economic 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 the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers age structure
Cradle Coast Region - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Tasmania%Number%. Tasmania%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years2,92315.514.23,16815.715.0-245
25 to 34 years3,38317.918.93,56317.718.2-180
35 to 44 years3,58218.920.34,41521.922.3-833
45 to 54 years4,59124.323.65,09125.224.9-500
55 to 64 years3,55718.818.33,23116.016.3+326
65 years and over8804.74.76973.53.3+183
Total Persons18,916100.0100.020,165100.0100.0-1,249

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 52.3% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.4% for Victoria. 47.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.6% for Victoria.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (18.9% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (17.9% compared to 18.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.3% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region's resident workers (All industries) population decreased by 1,249 people (-6.2%). This represents an average annual change of -1.27% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-833 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (-500 persons)
  • 55 to 64 years (+326 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (-245 persons)

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