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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 .

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 - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years4,03414.915.64,86217.216.5-828
25 to 34 years5,76321.321.85,63319.921.2+130
35 to 44 years6,26323.122.06,74623.923.1-483
45 to 54 years6,41323.721.96,68823.622.1-275
55 to 64 years3,82414.114.83,74113.214.0+83
65 years and over7722.94.06102.23.1+162

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 : 15.6% 25 to 34 years, Queensland : 21.8% 35 to 44 years, Queensland : 22.0% 45 to 54 years, Queensland : 21.9% 55 to 64 years, Queensland : 14.8% 65 years and over, Queensland : 4.0% 15 to 24 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 14.9% 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 21.3% 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 23.1% 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 23.7% 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 14.1% 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 2.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -828 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +130 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -483 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -275 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +83 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +162
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 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 59.3% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.3% for Queensland. 40.7% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.7% for Queensland.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.7% compared to 21.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (23.1% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (2.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Gladstone Regional Council area's resident workers population decreased by 1,211 people (4.3%). This represents an average annual change of -0.87% per year over the period.

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

  • 15 to 24 years (-828 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-483 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-275 people)
  • 65 years and over (+162 people)

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