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Gladstone Regional Council area

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more younger female workers (15 to 44 years) than older female workers (45 year and over) in the female 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 Gladstone Regional Council area. 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 Gladstone Regional Council area, 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, Gladstone Regional Council area 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
Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries- Females20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,88216.38.82,17118.812.9-289
25 to 34 years2,50421.720.42,20319.120.6+301
35 to 44 years2,69123.321.92,86924.925.1-178
45 to 54 years2,75523.829.62,80824.428.5-53
55 to 64 years1,43812.416.31,28911.212.9+149
65 years and over2882.53.01851.60.0+103

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, Administrative and Support Services: 8.8% 25 to 34 years, Administrative and Support Services: 20.4% 35 to 44 years, Administrative and Support Services: 21.9% 45 to 54 years, Administrative and Support Services: 29.6% 55 to 64 years, Administrative and Support Services: 16.3% 65 years and over, Administrative and Support Services: 3.0% 15 to 24 years, All industries: 16.3% 25 to 34 years, All industries: 21.7% 35 to 44 years, All industries: 23.3% 45 to 54 years, All industries: 23.8% 55 to 64 years, All industries: 12.4% 65 years and over, All industries: 2.5%
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, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -289 25 to 34 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +301 35 to 44 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -178 45 to 54 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -53 55 to 64 years, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +149 65 years and over, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +103
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 female workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to the Administrative and Support Services female workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area shows that there was a higher proportion of females in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a lower proportion of females in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 61.2% of the female workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 51.0% for the Administrative and Support Services female workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area. 38.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 49.0% for the Administrative and Support Services female workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area.

The major differences between the age structure of the female workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Administrative and Support Services female workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of female local workers aged 15 to 24 years (16.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers aged 35 to 44 years (23.3% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.8% compared to 29.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers aged 55 to 64 years (12.4% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the female workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+301 female local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (-289 female local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (-178 female local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+149 female local workers)

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