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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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years14611.77.716513.69.4-19
25 to 34 years30724.622.132226.521.8-15
35 to 44 years27021.623.626321.724.3+7
45 to 54 years25120.122.521417.622.2+37
55 to 64 years19615.717.319816.317.2-2
65 years and over786.36.8524.35.1+26

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 7.7% 25 to 34 years, Tasmania - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 22.1% 35 to 44 years, Tasmania - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 23.6% 45 to 54 years, Tasmania - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 22.5% 55 to 64 years, Tasmania - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 17.3% 65 years and over, Tasmania - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 6.8% 15 to 24 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 11.7% 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 24.6% 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 21.6% 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 20.1% 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 15.7% 65 years and over, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6.3%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -19 25 to 34 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -15 35 to 44 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +7 45 to 54 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +37 55 to 64 years, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2 65 years and over, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +26
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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, 57.9% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.4% for Tasmania. 42.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.6% for Tasmania.

The major differences between the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure of City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 15 to 24 years (11.7% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 25 to 34 years (24.6% compared to 22.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 45 to 54 years (20.1% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) aged 35 to 44 years (21.6% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Launceston's resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) population increased by 34 people (2.8%). This represents an average annual change of 0.55% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) age structure in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 45 to 54 years (+37 people)
  • 65 years and over (+26 people)

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