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Local workers - Age structure - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

In the Cradle Coast Region, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services local worker population.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Cradle Coast Region, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cradle Coast Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers age structure
Cradle Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Arts and Recreation Services %Number%Arts and Recreation Services %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1138.728.31158.913.6-2
25 to 34 years26820.616.026020.117.6+8
35 to 44 years28421.814.331824.619.1-34
45 to 54 years28822.119.327221.028.3+16
55 to 64 years24719.015.025920.016.9-12
65 years and over1037.97.0695.34.4+34

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

Local workers age structure, 2016
Local workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 28.3% 25 to 34 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 16.0% 35 to 44 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 14.3% 45 to 54 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 19.3% 55 to 64 years, Arts and Recreation Services: 15.0% 65 years and over, Arts and Recreation Services: 7.0% 15 to 24 years, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 8.7% 25 to 34 years, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 20.6% 35 to 44 years, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 21.8% 45 to 54 years, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 22.1% 55 to 64 years, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 19.0% 65 years and over, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.9%
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 workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Cradle Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2 25 to 34 years, Cradle Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +8 35 to 44 years, Cradle Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -34 45 to 54 years, Cradle Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +16 55 to 64 years, Cradle Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -12 65 years and over, Cradle Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +34
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 age structure of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Cradle Coast Region shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 51.0% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 58.6% for the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Cradle Coast Region. 49.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 41.4% for the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Cradle Coast Region.

The major differences between the age structure of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Cradle Coast Region and the Arts and Recreation Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (21.8% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (20.6% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (19.0% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (8.7% compared to 28.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 to 44 years (-34 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+34 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+16 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (-12 local workers)

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