Local workers - Age structure - Health Care and Social Assistance
In the FNQROC, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in Health Care and Social Assistance.
The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in the FNQROC. 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|
|Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils - Health Care and Social Assistance||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||1,117||7.6||9.8||1,073||8.2||10.3||+44|
|25 to 34 years||2,924||19.8||21.8||2,315||17.8||19.9||+609|
|35 to 44 years||3,357||22.7||22.1||3,160||24.3||23.5||+197|
|45 to 54 years||3,793||25.7||24.4||3,706||28.5||26.6||+87|
|55 to 64 years||2,984||20.2||18.2||2,388||18.3||17.0||+596|
|65 years and over||605||4.1||3.8||376||2.9||2.8||+229|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the FNQROC in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 50.1% of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.6% for Queensland. 49.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.4% for Queensland.
The major differences between the age structure of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the FNQROC and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (7.6% compared to 9.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (19.8% compared to 21.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.7% compared to 24.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (20.2% compared to 18.2%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the FNQROC between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 25 to 34 years (+609 local workers)
- 55 to 64 years (+596 local workers)
- 65 years and over (+229 local workers)
- 35 to 44 years (+197 local workers)