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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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing).

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Financial and Insurance Services%Number%Financial and Insurance Services%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years194.97.1163.97.6+3
25 to 34 years5113.020.95513.325.8-4
35 to 44 years7819.922.37618.426.5+2
45 to 54 years9925.330.813633.025.5-37
55 to 64 years10827.616.110525.512.0+3
65 years and over369.22.8245.82.5+12

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 - Financial and Insurance Services : 7.1% 25 to 34 years, Meander Valley Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 20.9% 35 to 44 years, Meander Valley Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 22.3% 45 to 54 years, Meander Valley Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 30.8% 55 to 64 years, Meander Valley Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 16.1% 65 years and over, Meander Valley Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.8% 15 to 24 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 4.9% 25 to 34 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 13.0% 35 to 44 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 19.9% 45 to 54 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 25.3% 55 to 64 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 27.6% 65 years and over, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 9.2%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +3 25 to 34 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -4 35 to 44 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +2 45 to 54 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -37 55 to 64 years, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +3 65 years and over, Meander Valley Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +12
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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) age structure of Meander Valley Council area in 2016 compared to Financial and Insurance Services 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, 37.9% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) was aged under 45 years, compared to 50.2% for Financial and Insurance Services. 62.1% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 49.8% for Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) age structure of Meander Valley Council area and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) aged 55 to 64 years (27.6% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) aged 65 years and over (9.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) aged 25 to 34 years (13.0% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) aged 45 to 54 years (25.3% compared to 30.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Meander Valley Council area's resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) population decreased by 21 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual change of -1.04% per year over the period.

The largest change in the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) age structure in Meander Valley Council area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:

  • 45 to 54 years (-37 people)

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