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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Age structure

In Dorset Council area, there are less 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
Dorset Council area - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years32812.814.235313.215.0-25
25 to 34 years41116.118.940715.218.2+4
35 to 44 years44717.520.353820.122.3-91
45 to 54 years60123.523.673827.624.9-137
55 to 64 years58923.118.350919.016.3+80
65 years and over1797.04.71314.93.3+48

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 : 14.2% 25 to 34 years, Tasmania : 18.9% 35 to 44 years, Tasmania : 20.3% 45 to 54 years, Tasmania : 23.6% 55 to 64 years, Tasmania : 18.3% 65 years and over, Tasmania : 4.7% 15 to 24 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: 12.8% 25 to 34 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: 16.1% 35 to 44 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: 17.5% 45 to 54 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: 23.5% 55 to 64 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: 23.1% 65 years and over, Dorset Council area - All industries: 7.0%
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, Dorset Council area - All industries: -25 25 to 34 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: +4 35 to 44 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: -91 45 to 54 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: -137 55 to 64 years, Dorset Council area - All industries: +80 65 years and over, Dorset Council area - All industries: +48
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 Dorset Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower 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, 46.4% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.4% for Tasmania. 53.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.6% for Tasmania.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (23.1% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (7.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (17.5% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (16.1% compared to 18.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Dorset Council area's resident workers population decreased by 121 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual change of -0.92% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Dorset Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 45 to 54 years (-137 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-91 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+80 people)
  • 65 years and over (+48 people)

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