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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Murchison Area, there is similar proportion of younger workers (15 to 44 years) and older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers .

The Age Structure of the Murchison Area'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 Murchison Area'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 Murchison Area, 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
Murchison Area - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,57814.014.71,75314.411.4-175
25 to 34 years1,95617.417.92,06216.916.1-106
35 to 44 years2,07718.516.32,65921.820.9-582
45 to 54 years2,78324.721.53,18226.123.1-399
55 to 64 years2,25620.118.72,04316.818.6+213
65 years and over6005.310.94854.09.9+115

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, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 14.7% 25 to 34 years, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 17.9% 35 to 44 years, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 16.3% 45 to 54 years, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 21.5% 55 to 64 years, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 18.7% 65 years and over, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 10.9% 15 to 24 years, Murchison Area - All industries: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Murchison Area - All industries: 17.4% 35 to 44 years, Murchison Area - All industries: 18.5% 45 to 54 years, Murchison Area - All industries: 24.7% 55 to 64 years, Murchison Area - All industries: 20.1% 65 years and over, Murchison Area - All industries: 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 resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Murchison Area - All industries: -175 25 to 34 years, Murchison Area - All industries: -106 35 to 44 years, Murchison Area - All industries: -582 45 to 54 years, Murchison Area - All industries: -399 55 to 64 years, Murchison Area - All industries: +213 65 years and over, Murchison Area - All industries: +115
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 age structure of the Murchison Area in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a similar 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, 49.9% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 48.9% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. 50.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 51.1% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of the Murchison Area and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.7% compared to 21.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (18.5% compared to 16.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (20.1% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (5.3% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Murchison Area's resident workers population decreased by 934 people (7.7%). This represents an average annual change of -1.58% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the Murchison Area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-582 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-399 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+213 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-175 people)

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