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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In the City of Launceston, 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 City of Launceston'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 City of Launceston'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 City of Launceston, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualifications, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers age structure
City of Launceston 20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years4,95117.515.05,12219.116.1-171
25 to 34 years5,75420.318.25,49820.518.4+256
35 to 44 years6,14621.722.36,09022.724.2+56
45 to 54 years6,38022.524.96,24523.225.3+135
55 to 64 years4,25015.016.33,36812.513.5+882
65 years and over8262.93.35412.02.4+285

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers age structure, 2011
Local resident workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, Tasmania: 15.0% 25 to 34 years, Tasmania: 18.2% 35 to 44 years, Tasmania: 22.3% 45 to 54 years, Tasmania: 24.9% 55 to 64 years, Tasmania: 16.3% 65 years and over, Tasmania: 3.3% 15 to 24 years, City of Launceston: 17.5% 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston: 20.3% 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston: 21.7% 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston: 22.5% 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston: 15.0% 65 years and over, City of Launceston: 2.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, City of Launceston: -171 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston: +256 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston: +56 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston: +135 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston: +882 65 years and over, City of Launceston: +285
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the local labour force age structure of the City of Launceston in 2011 compared to Tasmania 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, 59.5% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 55.5% for Tasmania. 40.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 44.5044 for Tasmania.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 15 to 24 years (17.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (20.3% compared to 18.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (22.5% compared to 24.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (15.0% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Launceston's local labour force population increased by 1,443 people (5.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.05% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in the City of Launceston between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+882 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+285 local labour force)
  • 25 to 34 years (+256 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-171 local labour force)

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