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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 (Manufacturing).

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 - Manufacturing20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years25713.913.839514.914.6-138
25 to 34 years34518.617.955721.018.9-212
35 to 44 years41722.521.163624.023.9-219
45 to 54 years46825.226.067025.226.0-202
55 to 64 years30816.617.932912.414.2-21
65 years and over603.23.3682.62.4-8

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, Tasmania - Manufacturing  : 13.8% 25 to 34 years, Tasmania - Manufacturing  : 17.9% 35 to 44 years, Tasmania - Manufacturing  : 21.1% 45 to 54 years, Tasmania - Manufacturing  : 26.0% 55 to 64 years, Tasmania - Manufacturing  : 17.9% 65 years and over, Tasmania - Manufacturing  : 3.3% 15 to 24 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: 13.9% 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: 18.6% 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: 22.5% 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: 25.2% 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: 16.6% 65 years and over, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: 3.2%
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 - Manufacturing: -138 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -212 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -219 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -202 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -21 65 years and over, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -8
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 (Manufacturing) age structure of City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher 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, 54.9% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) was aged under 45 years, compared to 52.8% for Tasmania. 45.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 47.2% for Tasmania.

The major differences between the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure of City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 35 to 44 years (22.5% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 55 to 64 years (16.6% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 45 to 54 years (25.2% compared to 26.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Launceston's resident workers (Manufacturing) population decreased by 800 people (30.1%). This represents an average annual change of -6.92% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-219 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (-212 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-202 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (-138 people)

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