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South West RED Region

Resident workers - Age structure

In South West RED Region, there are more younger male workers (15 to 44 years) than older male workers (45 year and over) in the male resident workers .

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
South West RED Region - Males - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years85913.64.21,05014.85.9-191
25 to 34 years1,29820.515.01,35819.212.7-60
35 to 44 years1,16918.416.51,48420.921.7-315
45 to 54 years1,30320.627.31,52221.532.7-219
55 to 64 years1,16218.326.81,16916.521.9-7
65 years and over5488.610.25017.15.1+47

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, South West RED Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 4.2% 25 to 34 years, South West RED Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 15.0% 35 to 44 years, South West RED Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 16.5% 45 to 54 years, South West RED Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 27.3% 55 to 64 years, South West RED Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 26.8% 65 years and over, South West RED Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 10.2% 15 to 24 years, South West RED Region - All industries: 13.6% 25 to 34 years, South West RED Region - All industries: 20.5% 35 to 44 years, South West RED Region - All industries: 18.4% 45 to 54 years, South West RED Region - All industries: 20.6% 55 to 64 years, South West RED Region - All industries: 18.3% 65 years and over, South West RED Region - All industries: 8.6%
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, South West RED Region - All industries: -191 25 to 34 years, South West RED Region - All industries: -60 35 to 44 years, South West RED Region - All industries: -315 45 to 54 years, South West RED Region - All industries: -219 55 to 64 years, South West RED Region - All industries: -7 65 years and over, South West RED Region - All industries: +47
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 age structure of South West RED Region in 2016 compared to Transport, Postal and Warehousing shows that there was a higher 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, 52.5% of the male resident workers was aged under 45 years, compared to 35.7% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing. 47.5% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 64.3% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the male resident workers age structure of South West RED Region and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers aged 15 to 24 years (13.6% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers aged 25 to 34 years (20.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers aged 55 to 64 years (18.3% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers aged 45 to 54 years (20.6% compared to 27.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, South West RED Region's male resident workers population decreased by 745 people (10.5%). This represents an average annual change of -2.2% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the male resident workers age structure in South West RED Region between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-315 males)
  • 45 to 54 years (-219 males)
  • 15 to 24 years (-191 males)
  • 25 to 34 years (-60 males)

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