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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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Local resident workers age structure
City of Launceston - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years4,51216.414.24,95217.515.0-440
25 to 34 years5,55520.218.95,74620.318.2-191
35 to 44 years5,57120.220.36,14821.722.3-577
45 to 54 years6,16522.423.66,37522.524.9-210
55 to 64 years4,58316.618.34,25015.016.3+333
65 years and over1,1504.24.78242.93.3+326

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, Tasmania: 14.2% 25 to 34 years, Tasmania: 18.9% 35 to 44 years, Tasmania: 20.3% 45 to 54 years, Tasmania: 23.6% 55 to 64 years, Tasmania: 18.3% 65 years and over, Tasmania: 4.7% 15 to 24 years, City of Launceston - All industries: 16.4% 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston - All industries: 20.2% 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston - All industries: 20.2% 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston - All industries: 22.4% 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston - All industries: 16.6% 65 years and over, City of Launceston - All industries: 4.2%
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, City of Launceston - All industries: -440 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston - All industries: -191 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston - All industries: -577 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston - All industries: -210 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston - All industries: +333 65 years and over, City of Launceston - All industries: +326
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 City of Launceston in 2016 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, 56.8% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.4% for Tasmania. 43.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.6% 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 (16.4% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (20.2% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (16.6% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 45 to 54 years (22.4% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Launceston's local labour force population decreased by 759 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual change of -0.54% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-577 local labour force)
  • 15 to 24 years (-440 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+333 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+326 local labour force)

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