Gold Coast City
Resident workers - Age structure
In Gold Coast City, 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 Gold Coast City'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 Gold Coast City'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers age structure|
|Gold Coast City - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|15 to 24 years||40,022||15.4||15.6||36,892||15.9||16.5||+3,130||31001|
|25 to 34 years||56,327||21.6||21.8||50,056||21.6||21.2||+6,271||31002|
|35 to 44 years||57,983||22.3||22.0||53,926||23.3||23.1||+4,057||31003|
|45 to 54 years||56,206||21.6||21.9||50,028||21.6||22.1||+6,178||31004|
|55 to 64 years||38,124||14.6||14.8||32,855||14.2||14.0||+5,269||31005|
|65 years and over||11,883||4.6||4.0||7,894||3.4||3.1||+3,989||31006|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the resident workers age structure of Gold Coast City 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, 59.2% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.3% for Queensland. 40.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.7% for Queensland.
There were no major differences between the resident workers age structure of Gold Coast City and Queensland in 2016.
From 2011 to 2016, Gold Coast City's resident workers population increased by 28,894 people (12.5%). This represents an average annual change of 2.38% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Gold Coast City between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 25 to 34 years (+6,271 people)
- 45 to 54 years (+6,178 people)
- 55 to 64 years (+5,269 people)
- 35 to 44 years (+4,057 people)