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Resident workers - Age structure

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

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 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 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

Resident workers age structure
Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Public Administration and Safety%Number%Public Administration and Safety%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years17347.85.414439.25.7+29
25 to 34 years4813.316.1359.519.3+13
35 to 44 years349.425.25515.022.3-21
45 to 54 years5314.624.47520.429.9-22
55 to 64 years4211.625.65113.918.9-9
65 years and over123.33.371.93.8+5

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, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 5.4% 25 to 34 years, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 16.1% 35 to 44 years, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 25.2% 45 to 54 years, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 24.4% 55 to 64 years, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 25.6% 65 years and over, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 3.3% 15 to 24 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 47.8% 25 to 34 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 13.3% 35 to 44 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 9.4% 45 to 54 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 14.6% 55 to 64 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 11.6% 65 years and over, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.3%
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, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +29 25 to 34 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +13 35 to 44 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -21 45 to 54 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -22 55 to 64 years, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -9 65 years and over, Gunnedah Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +5
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) age structure of the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Public Administration and Safety shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 70.4% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) was aged under 45 years, compared to 46.7% for Public Administration and Safety. 29.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 53.3% for Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) age structure of the Gunnedah Shire and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) aged 15 to 24 years (47.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) aged 35 to 44 years (9.4% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) aged 55 to 64 years (11.6% compared to 25.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) aged 45 to 54 years (14.6% compared to 24.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Gunnedah Shire's resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) population decreased by 5 people (1.4%). This represents an average annual change of -0.27% per year over the period.

The largest change in the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) age structure in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • 15 to 24 years (+29 people)

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