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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Age structure

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, there are less younger male workers (15 to 44 years) than older male workers (45 year and over) in the male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

The Age Structure of the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 Darling Downs and South West 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 Darling Downs and South West 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 Darling Downs and South West Region - Males - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1916.66.41686.47.1+23
25 to 34 years55219.115.644516.914.1+107
35 to 44 years60320.818.559222.521.8+11
45 to 54 years70824.526.272427.528.0-16
55 to 64 years63822.024.958622.323.6+52
65 years and over2027.08.31164.45.4+86

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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.4% 25 to 34 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 15.6% 35 to 44 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 18.5% 45 to 54 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 26.2% 55 to 64 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 24.9% 65 years and over, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 8.3% 15 to 24 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 6.6% 25 to 34 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 19.1% 35 to 44 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 20.8% 45 to 54 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 24.5% 55 to 64 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 22.0% 65 years and over, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.0%
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 Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +23 25 to 34 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +107 35 to 44 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +11 45 to 54 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -16 55 to 64 years, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +52 65 years and over, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +86
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 male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) age structure of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Transport, Postal and Warehousing shows that there was a lower proportion of males in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) as well as a lower proportion of males in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 46.5% of the male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) was aged under 45 years, compared to 40.5% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing. 53.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 59.5% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) age structure of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) aged 25 to 34 years (19.1% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) aged 35 to 44 years (20.8% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) aged 55 to 64 years (22.0% compared to 24.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) aged 45 to 54 years (24.5% compared to 26.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) population increased by 263 people (10.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.92% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the male resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) age structure in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 years (+107 males)
  • 65 years and over (+86 males)
  • 55 to 64 years (+52 males)

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