In the City of Launceston, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) working in Mining.
The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in the City of Launceston. It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.
For example an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers age structure|
|Northern Tasmania Region - Mining||2016||2011||Change|
|Ten year age groups (years)||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 - 2016|
|15 to 24 years||0||0||5.5||0||0||8.2||--|
|25 to 34 years||9||19.1||21.2||11||21.6||22.3||-2|
|35 to 44 years||11||23.4||25.5||18||35.3||26.3||-7|
|45 to 54 years||11||23.4||26.0||9||17.6||27.5||+2|
|55 to 64 years||16||34.0||18.8||13||25.5||13.3||+3|
|65 years and over||0||0||3.1||0||0||2.4||--|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the age structure of the Mining workforce in the City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).
Overall, 42.6% of the Mining workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 52.1% for Tasmania. 57.4% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 47.9% for Tasmania.
The major differences between the age structure of the Mining workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 15 to 24 years (0% compared to 5.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 45 to 54 years (23.4% compared to 26.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (34.0% compared to 18.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (0% compared to 3.1%)
The largest changes in the age structure of the Mining workforce in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 35 to 44 years (-7 local workers)
- 55 to 64 years (+3 local workers)
- 45 to 54 years (+2 local workers)
- 25 to 34 years (-2 local workers)