City of Launceston

Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the City of Launceston, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in All industries.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in the City of Launceston. It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.

For example an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.

For a complete local workers analysis for the City of Launceston, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers age structure
City of Launceston - All industries20212016Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Tasmania%Number%. Tasmania%2016 - 2021
15 to 24 years6,19315.313.65,51516.114.2+678
25 to 34 years9,13022.522.76,43918.818.9+2,691
35 to 44 years7,88219.420.06,92720.220.3+955
45 to 54 years8,42920.820.58,00623.423.6+423
55 to 64 years6,97117.217.65,99617.518.3+975
65 years and over1,9684.95.61,3894.14.7+579
Total Persons40,573100.0100.034,272100.0100.0+6,301

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the City of Launceston in 2021compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 57.2% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.2% for Tasmania. 42.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 43.8% for Tasmania.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (15.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.4% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (17.2% compared to 17.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (4.9% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the City of Launceston between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+2,691 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+975 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+955 local workers)
  • 15 to 24 years (+678 local workers)

City of Launceston

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