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Resident workers - Age structure

In the Southern Downs Regional Council, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services).

The Age Structure of the Southern Downs Regional Council'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 Southern Downs Regional Council'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 Southern Downs Regional Council, 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
Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years158.77.9189.711.0-3
25 to 34 years4526.227.03317.727.6+12
35 to 44 years4023.327.44825.827.3-8
45 to 54 years3822.122.65127.420.9-13
55 to 64 years3118.012.13619.411.1-5
65 years and over31.73.000.02.2+3

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, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 7.9% 25 to 34 years, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 27.0% 35 to 44 years, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 27.4% 45 to 54 years, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 22.6% 55 to 64 years, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 12.1% 65 years and over, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 3.0% 15 to 24 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: 8.7% 25 to 34 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: 26.2% 35 to 44 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: 23.3% 45 to 54 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: 22.1% 55 to 64 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: 18.0% 65 years and over, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.7%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: -3 25 to 34 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: +12 35 to 44 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: -8 45 to 54 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: -13 55 to 64 years, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: -5 65 years and over, Southern Downs Regional Council - Financial and Insurance Services: +3
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) age structure of the Southern Downs Regional Council in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 58.1% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) was aged under 45 years, compared to 62.4% for Queensland. 41.9% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 37.6% for Queensland.

The major differences between the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) age structure of the Southern Downs Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) aged 55 to 64 years (18.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) aged 35 to 44 years (23.3% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) aged 65 years and over (1.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) aged 25 to 34 years (26.2% compared to 27.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Southern Downs Regional Council's resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) population decreased by 14 people (7.5%). This represents an average annual change of -1.55% per year over the period.

There were no major changes in age structure of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in the Southern Downs Regional Council between 2011 and 2016.

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