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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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1117.110.425312.311.7-142
25 to 34 years42026.825.553726.226.5-117
35 to 44 years41026.126.055026.825.9-140
45 to 54 years40125.620.742320.619.8-22
55 to 64 years19912.713.025312.312.7-54
65 years and over271.74.4341.73.3-7

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, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 10.4% 25 to 34 years, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 25.5% 35 to 44 years, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 26.0% 45 to 54 years, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 20.7% 55 to 64 years, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 13.0% 65 years and over, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 4.4% 15 to 24 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.1% 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 26.8% 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 26.1% 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 25.6% 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 12.7% 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.7%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -142 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -117 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -140 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -22 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -54 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -7
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure of Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 60.0% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) was aged under 45 years, compared to 61.9% for Queensland. 40.0% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 38.1% for Queensland.

The major differences between the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 45 to 54 years (25.6% compared to 20.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 25 to 34 years (26.8% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 15 to 24 years (7.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 65 years and over (1.7% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Gladstone Regional Council area's resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) population decreased by 482 people (23.5%). This represents an average annual change of -5.22% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 15 to 24 years (-142 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-140 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (-117 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (-54 people)

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