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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Age structure

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers .

The Age Structure of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years4,13714.114.04,28314.914.5-146
25 to 34 years6,02520.523.15,63019.621.9+395
35 to 44 years6,46122.022.37,13524.923.1-674
45 to 54 years7,30024.821.36,86023.922.6+440
55 to 64 years4,37314.915.03,97913.914.4+394
65 years and over1,1023.74.38152.83.4+287

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, NSW : 14.0% 25 to 34 years, NSW : 23.1% 35 to 44 years, NSW : 22.3% 45 to 54 years, NSW : 21.3% 55 to 64 years, NSW : 15.0% 65 years and over, NSW : 4.3% 15 to 24 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 14.1% 25 to 34 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 20.5% 35 to 44 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 22.0% 45 to 54 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 24.8% 55 to 64 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 14.9% 65 years and over, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 3.7%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -146 25 to 34 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +395 35 to 44 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -674 45 to 54 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +440 55 to 64 years, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +394 65 years and over, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +287
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 the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 compared to NSW shows that there was a higher 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, 56.5% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for NSW. 43.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for NSW.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.8% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (20.5% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area's resident workers population increased by 696 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.48% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-674 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (+440 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (+395 people)
  • 55 to 64 years (+394 people)

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