Meander Valley Council area
Resident workers - Age structure
In Meander Valley 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers age structure|
|Meander Valley Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 to 2016|
|15 to 24 years||1,190||14.0||14.2||1,243||14.4||15.0||-53||31001|
|25 to 34 years||1,379||16.3||18.9||1,352||15.7||18.2||+27||31002|
|35 to 44 years||1,634||19.3||20.3||1,996||23.2||22.3||-362||31003|
|45 to 54 years||2,156||25.5||23.6||2,192||25.5||24.9||-36||31004|
|55 to 64 years||1,652||19.5||18.3||1,512||17.6||16.3||+140||31005|
|65 years and over||459||5.4||4.7||311||3.6||3.3||+148||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 age structure of Meander Valley 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, 49.6% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 53.4% for Tasmania. 50.4% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 46.6% for Tasmania.
The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Meander Valley Council area and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.5% compared to 23.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (19.5% compared to 18.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (16.3% compared to 18.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.3% compared to 20.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, Meander Valley Council area's resident workers population decreased by 136 people (1.6%). This represents an average annual change of -0.32% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Meander Valley Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 35 to 44 years (-362 people)
- 65 years and over (+148 people)
- 55 to 64 years (+140 people)
- 15 to 24 years (-53 people)