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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the Gunnedah Shire, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the Gunnedah Shire's local 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 Gunnedah Shire's local resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, is typically more mobile and has higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Gunnedah Shire, 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

Local resident workers age structure
Gunnedah Shire - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years76814.314.083415.914.5-66
25 to 34 years1,12520.923.190717.321.9+218
35 to 44 years1,03619.222.31,04620.023.1-10
45 to 54 years1,12720.921.31,25924.122.6-132
55 to 64 years99418.515.091217.414.4+82
65 years and over3356.24.32765.33.4+59

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

Local resident workers age structure, 2016
Local resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, New South Wales: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 23.1% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 21.3% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 15.0% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 4.3% 15 to 24 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: 14.3% 25 to 34 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: 20.9% 35 to 44 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: 19.2% 45 to 54 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: 20.9% 55 to 64 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: 18.5% 65 years and over, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: 6.2%
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 resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -66 25 to 34 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +218 35 to 44 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -10 45 to 54 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -132 55 to 64 years, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +82 65 years and over, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +59
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 local labour force age structure of the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 54.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 45.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (18.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (6.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (19.2% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (20.9% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Gunnedah Shire's local labour force 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 local labour force age structure in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

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

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