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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Gunnedah Shire, most resident workers in Wholesale Trade 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 - Wholesale Trade 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years117.45.42517.55.7-14
25 to 34 years3221.516.12416.819.3+8
35 to 44 years3825.525.23323.122.3+5
45 to 54 years3624.224.42618.229.9+10
55 to 64 years2818.825.62618.218.9+2
65 years and over42.73.396.33.8-5
Total Persons149100.0100.0143100.0100.0+6

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 (Wholesale Trade) age structure of the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower 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 46.7% for Victoria. 45.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 53.3% for Victoria.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the Gunnedah Shire and the New South Wales workforce is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.8% compared to 25.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (21.5% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (7.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (2.7% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the Gunnedah Shire's resident workers (Wholesale Trade) population increased by 6 people (4.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.83% 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:

  • 15 to 24 years (-14 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (+10 persons)
  • 25 to 34 years (+8 persons)
  • 35 to 44 years (+5 persons)

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