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Resident workers - Age structure

In RDA BGLAP Region, 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 RDA BGLAP 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 RDA BGLAP 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 RDA BGLAP 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
RDA BGLAP Region - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Australia%Number%Australia%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years4,54914.014.34,55514.615.3-6
25 to 34 years5,60017.322.95,22616.821.8+374
35 to 44 years6,65120.522.07,20923.123.0-558
45 to 54 years7,99524.721.68,11926.022.4-124
55 to 64 years6,03818.615.05,02216.114.3+1,016
65 years and over1,5804.94.21,0423.33.2+538

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, Australia : 14.3% 25 to 34 years, Australia : 22.9% 35 to 44 years, Australia : 22.0% 45 to 54 years, Australia : 21.6% 55 to 64 years, Australia : 15.0% 65 years and over, Australia : 4.2% 15 to 24 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 14.0% 25 to 34 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 17.3% 35 to 44 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 20.5% 45 to 54 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 24.7% 55 to 64 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 18.6% 65 years and over, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 4.9%
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, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: -6 25 to 34 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +374 35 to 44 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: -558 45 to 54 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: -124 55 to 64 years, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +1,016 65 years and over, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +538
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 RDA BGLAP Region in 2016 compared to Australia 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, 51.8% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.3% for Australia. 48.2% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.7% for Australia.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of RDA BGLAP Region and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (24.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (17.3% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 35 to 44 years (20.5% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, RDA BGLAP Region's resident workers population increased by 1,240 people (4.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.78% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in RDA BGLAP Region between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+1,016 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-558 people)
  • 65 years and over (+538 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (+374 people)

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