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Resident workers - Age structure

In the City of Launceston, most resident workers in Wholesale Trade 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.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for the City of Launceston, Age Structure should be analysed in conjunction with Qualification, Occupations, Hours worked and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers age structure
Northern Tasmania Region - Wholesale Trade 20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%. Tasmania%Number%. Tasmania%2011 - 2016
15 to 24 years10512.411.216414.712.4-59
25 to 34 years15618.518.724021.519.2-84
35 to 44 years19122.621.426824.024.7-77
45 to 54 years19523.125.723320.924.7-38
55 to 64 years15718.618.917916.115.9-22
65 years and over404.74.2312.83.0+9
Total Persons844100.0100.01,115100.0100.0-271

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) age structure of the City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion of persons in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of persons in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 53.6% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 51.3% for Tasmania. 46.4% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 48.7% for Tasmania.

The major difference between the resident workers age structure of the City of Launceston and Tasmania is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.1% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (12.4% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (22.6% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (4.7% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the City of Launceston's resident workers (Wholesale Trade) population decreased by 271 people (-24.3%). This represents an average annual change of -5.42% 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:

  • 25 to 34 years (-84 persons)
  • 35 to 44 years (-77 persons)
  • 15 to 24 years (-59 persons)
  • 45 to 54 years (-38 persons)

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