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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Gunnedah Shire, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.

The Age Structure of the Gunnedah Shire'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 the Gunnedah Shire'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 the Gunnedah Shire, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers age structure
Gunnedah Shire Council - All industries 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%Number%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years76814.314.183415.924.6-66
25 to 34 years1,12520.925.090717.316.9+218
35 to 44 years1,03619.223.41,04620.026.2-10
45 to 54 years1,12720.915.61,25924.113.8-132
55 to 64 years99418.514.191217.413.8+82
65 years and over3356.27.82765.34.6+59
Total Persons5,385100.0100.05,234100.0100.0+151

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services shows that there was a lower proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 54.4% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.5% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services. 45.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.5% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the Gunnedah Shire and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce is:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (20.9% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.2% compared to 23.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (20.9% compared to 25.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the Gunnedah Shire's resident workers (All industries) population increased by 151 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual change of 0.57% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 years (+218 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (-132 persons)
  • 55 to 64 years (+82 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (-66 persons)

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