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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.

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
Meander Valley Council area - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Public Administration and Safety%Number%Public Administration and Safety%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,19014.05.11,24314.45.8-53
25 to 34 years1,37916.315.41,35215.713.0+27
35 to 44 years1,63419.321.81,99623.226.3-362
45 to 54 years2,15625.532.22,19225.533.5-36
55 to 64 years1,65219.521.81,51217.620.2+140
65 years and over4595.43.73113.61.2+148

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, Meander Valley Council area - Public Administration and Safety : 5.1% 25 to 34 years, Meander Valley Council area - Public Administration and Safety : 15.4% 35 to 44 years, Meander Valley Council area - Public Administration and Safety : 21.8% 45 to 54 years, Meander Valley Council area - Public Administration and Safety : 32.2% 55 to 64 years, Meander Valley Council area - Public Administration and Safety : 21.8% 65 years and over, Meander Valley Council area - Public Administration and Safety : 3.7% 15 to 24 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 16.3% 35 to 44 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 19.3% 45 to 54 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 25.5% 55 to 64 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 19.5% 65 years and over, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 5.4%
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, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -53 25 to 34 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +27 35 to 44 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -362 45 to 54 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -36 55 to 64 years, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +140 65 years and over, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +148
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 Meander Valley Council area in 2016 compared to Public Administration and Safety shows that there was a lower 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, 49.6% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 42.3% for Public Administration and Safety. 50.4% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 57.7% for Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Meander Valley Council area and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (14.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.5% compared to 32.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (19.3% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (19.5% compared to 21.8%)

Emerging groups

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)

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