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Resident workers - Age structure

In Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers (Manufacturing).

The Age Structure of the Gladstone Regional Council area'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 Gladstone Regional Council area'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 Gladstone Regional Council area, 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

Resident workers age structure
Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Mining%Number%Mining%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years3489.45.463613.210.9-288
25 to 34 years82222.324.71,05521.924.4-233
35 to 44 years96026.132.61,24425.830.8-284
45 to 54 years95926.024.71,22825.524.3-269
55 to 64 years52914.411.759412.38.5-65
65 years and over671.80.8591.21.0+8

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

Resident workers age structure, 2016
Resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Mining : 5.4% 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Mining : 24.7% 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Mining : 32.6% 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Mining : 24.7% 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Mining : 11.7% 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - Mining : 0.8% 15 to 24 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 9.4% 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 22.3% 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 26.1% 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 26.0% 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 14.4% 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -288 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -233 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -284 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -269 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -65 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +8
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 resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure of Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Mining 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, 57.8% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.7% for Mining. 42.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.3% for Mining.

The major differences between the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure of Gladstone Regional Council area and Mining were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 15 to 24 years (9.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 55 to 64 years (14.4% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 35 to 44 years (26.1% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 25 to 34 years (22.3% compared to 24.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Gladstone Regional Council area's resident workers (Manufacturing) population decreased by 1,131 people (23.5%). This represents an average annual change of -5.21% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 15 to 24 years (-288 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-284 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-269 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (-233 people)

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