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Resident workers - Age structure

In Light Regional Council, 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
Light Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,01313.95.793113.56.9+82
25 to 34 years1,15815.915.61,07515.611.1+83
35 to 44 years1,60822.019.91,70124.623.8-93
45 to 54 years1,84925.327.51,90727.634.3-58
55 to 64 years1,31918.124.01,00814.620.5+311
65 years and over3594.97.32804.13.3+79

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, Light Regional Council - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 5.7% 25 to 34 years, Light Regional Council - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 15.6% 35 to 44 years, Light Regional Council - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 19.9% 45 to 54 years, Light Regional Council - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 27.5% 55 to 64 years, Light Regional Council - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 24.0% 65 years and over, Light Regional Council - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 7.3% 15 to 24 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: 13.9% 25 to 34 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: 15.9% 35 to 44 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: 22.0% 45 to 54 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: 25.3% 55 to 64 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: 18.1% 65 years and over, Light Regional Council - 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, Light Regional Council - All industries: +82 25 to 34 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: +83 35 to 44 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: -93 45 to 54 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: -58 55 to 64 years, Light Regional Council - All industries: +311 65 years and over, Light Regional Council - All industries: +79
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 Light Regional Council in 2016 compared to Transport, Postal and Warehousing shows that there was a higher 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, 51.7% of the resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 41.2% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing. 48.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 58.8% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the resident workers age structure of Light Regional Council and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (13.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.1% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 65 years and over (4.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (25.3% compared to 27.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Light Regional Council's resident workers population increased by 404 people (5.9%). This represents an average annual change of 1.14% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers age structure in Light Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 55 to 64 years (+311 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-93 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (+83 people)
  • 15 to 24 years (+82 people)

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