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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Age structure

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

The Age Structure of the Northern Tasmania Region'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 Northern Tasmania Region'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 Northern Tasmania Region, 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
City of Launceston - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years4,51216.422.94,95217.525.0-440
25 to 34 years5,55520.220.05,74620.323.5-191
35 to 44 years5,57120.219.26,14821.719.7-577
45 to 54 years6,16522.418.56,37522.518.4-210
55 to 64 years4,58316.614.34,25015.010.7+333
65 years and over1,1504.25.18242.92.6+326

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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, City of Launceston - Arts and Recreation Services : 22.9% 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston - Arts and Recreation Services : 20.0% 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston - Arts and Recreation Services : 19.2% 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston - Arts and Recreation Services : 18.5% 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston - Arts and Recreation Services : 14.3% 65 years and over, City of Launceston - Arts and Recreation Services : 5.1% 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 resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in 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 resident workers age structure of City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Arts and Recreation Services shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 56.8% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.1% for Arts and Recreation Services. 43.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.9% for Arts and Recreation Services.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of City of Launceston and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (22.4% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (16.6% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.2% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (16.4% compared to 22.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Launceston's resident workers 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 City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

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

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