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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the Livingstone Shire Council area, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local worker population.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in Livingstone Shire Council area. 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 Livingstone Shire Council area, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Livingstone Shire Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers age structure
Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,50016.915.61,44917.816.5+51
25 to 34 years1,55117.521.81,29915.921.2+252
35 to 44 years1,72719.421.91,72321.123.1+4
45 to 54 years2,05723.221.81,94423.822.1+113
55 to 64 years1,58117.814.81,40717.314.0+174
65 years and over4675.34.03344.13.1+133

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers age structure, 2016
Local workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Queensland: 15.6% 25 to 34 years, Queensland: 21.8% 35 to 44 years, Queensland: 21.9% 45 to 54 years, Queensland: 21.8% 55 to 64 years, Queensland: 14.8% 65 years and over, Queensland: 4.0% 15 to 24 years, Livingstone Shire Council area: 16.9% 25 to 34 years, Livingstone Shire Council area: 17.5% 35 to 44 years, Livingstone Shire Council area: 19.4% 45 to 54 years, Livingstone Shire Council area: 23.2% 55 to 64 years, Livingstone Shire Council area: 17.8% 65 years and over, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +51 25 to 34 years, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +252 35 to 44 years, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +4 45 to 54 years, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +113 55 to 64 years, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +174 65 years and over, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +133
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 age structure of the workforce in the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 53.8% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.3% for Queensland. 46.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.7% for Queensland.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (17.8% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.2% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (17.5% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.4% compared to 21.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the Livingstone Shire Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 to 34 years (+252 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+174 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+133 local workers)
  • 45 to 54 years (+113 local workers)

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