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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.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Gold Coast City, 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
Gold Coast City - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years40,02215.415.636,89215.916.5+3,130
25 to 34 years56,32721.621.850,05621.621.2+6,271
35 to 44 years57,98322.322.053,92623.323.1+4,057
45 to 54 years56,20621.621.950,02821.622.1+6,178
55 to 64 years38,12414.614.832,85514.214.0+5,269
65 years and over11,8834.64.07,8943.43.1+3,989

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, Gold Coast City - All industries: 15.4% 25 to 34 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: 21.6% 35 to 44 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: 21.6% 55 to 64 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: 14.6% 65 years and over, Gold Coast City - All industries: 4.6%
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, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,130 25 to 34 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: +6,271 35 to 44 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: +4,057 45 to 54 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: +6,178 55 to 64 years, Gold Coast City - All industries: +5,269 65 years and over, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,989
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 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.

Emerging groups

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)

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