Cradle Coast Region
Local workers - Age structure - 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 the Cradle Coast Region. 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|
|Cradle Coast Region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%||Number||%||Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||6,378||15.0||11.0||6,718||15.3||10.9||-340|
|25 to 34 years||7,385||17.4||15.2||7,551||17.2||16.6||-166|
|35 to 44 years||8,265||19.5||17.4||9,822||22.4||23.4||-1,557|
|45 to 54 years||10,430||24.6||28.1||11,229||25.6||26.9||-799|
|55 to 64 years||7,938||18.7||22.6||7,175||16.3||15.3||+763|
|65 years and over||2,037||4.8||5.7||1,448||3.3||6.8||+589|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 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, 51.9% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 43.5% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services. 48.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 56.5% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.
The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the Cradle Coast Region and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.0% compared to 11.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (17.4% compared to 15.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.6% compared to 28.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.7% compared to 22.6%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 35 to 44 years (-1,557 local workers)
- 45 to 54 years (-799 local workers)
- 55 to 64 years (+763 local workers)
- 65 years and over (+589 local workers)