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 (Retail Trade).
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers age structure|
|City of Launceston - Retail Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 to 2016|
|15 to 24 years||1,070||31.4||29.4||1,125||32.1||30.3||-55||31001|
|25 to 34 years||646||19.0||18.5||675||19.3||17.7||-29||31002|
|35 to 44 years||544||16.0||17.0||640||18.3||18.9||-96||31003|
|45 to 54 years||614||18.0||18.3||579||16.5||18.3||+35||31004|
|55 to 64 years||424||12.5||13.2||396||11.3||12.1||+28||31005|
|65 years and over||106||3.1||3.6||88||2.5||2.7||+18||31006|
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 (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the resident workers (Retail Trade) 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, 66.4% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) was aged under 45 years, compared to 64.9% for Tasmania. 33.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 35.1% for Tasmania.
The major differences between the resident workers (Retail Trade) age structure of City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) aged 15 to 24 years (31.4% compared to 29.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) aged 35 to 44 years (16.0% compared to 17.0%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) aged 55 to 64 years (12.5% compared to 13.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Launceston's resident workers (Retail Trade) population decreased by 99 people (2.8%). This represents an average annual change of -0.57% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the resident workers (Retail Trade) age structure in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 35 to 44 years (-96 people)
- 15 to 24 years (-55 people)
- 45 to 54 years (+35 people)
- 25 to 34 years (-29 people)