In the City of Launceston, most resident workers in All industries are under 45 years old.
The Age Structure of the City of Launceston'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 the City of Launceston'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers age structure|
|Northern Tasmania Region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||4,512||16.4||11.7||4,952||17.5||13.6||-440|
|25 to 34 years||5,555||20.2||24.6||5,746||20.3||26.5||-191|
|35 to 44 years||5,571||20.2||21.6||6,148||21.7||21.7||-577|
|45 to 54 years||6,165||22.4||20.1||6,375||22.5||17.6||-210|
|55 to 64 years||4,583||16.6||15.7||4,250||15.0||16.3||+333|
|65 years and over||1,150||4.2||6.3||824||2.9||4.3||+326|
Analysis of the resident workers (All industries) age structure of the City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that there was a lower proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).
Overall, 56.8% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 57.9% for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. 43.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 42.1% for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the City of Launceston and the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce is:
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (16.4% compared to 11.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (20.2% compared to 24.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (22.4% compared to 20.1%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (4.2% compared to 6.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, the City of Launceston's resident workers (All industries) 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 resident workers age structure in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 35 to 44 years (-577 persons)
- 15 to 24 years (-440 persons)
- 55 to 64 years (+333 persons)
- 65 years and over (+326 persons)