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Resident workers (Local) - Age structure

In Tablelands, there are less younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local resident worker population.

The Age Structure of the Tablelands's local 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 Tablelands's local resident workers is indicative of the skill-levels and experience that local businesses can draw upon. For example, younger resident workers, while less experienced, is typically more mobile and has higher level skills in use of new technologies.

For a complete local resident workers analysis for Tablelands, 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

Local resident workers age structure
Tablelands - All industries20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years1,25513.015.61,25813.116.5-3
25 to 34 years1,35914.121.81,28613.421.2+73
35 to 44 years1,76818.322.02,05521.323.1-287
45 to 54 years2,34824.321.92,51026.122.1-162
55 to 64 years2,13022.114.81,98120.614.0+149
65 years and over7918.24.05405.63.1+251

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers age structure, 2016
Local resident workers age structure, 2016 15 to 24 years, Queensland: 15.6% 25 to 34 years, Queensland: 21.8% 35 to 44 years, Queensland: 22.0% 45 to 54 years, Queensland: 21.9% 55 to 64 years, Queensland: 14.8% 65 years and over, Queensland: 4.0% 15 to 24 years, Tablelands - All industries: 13.0% 25 to 34 years, Tablelands - All industries: 14.1% 35 to 44 years, Tablelands - All industries: 18.3% 45 to 54 years, Tablelands - All industries: 24.3% 55 to 64 years, Tablelands - All industries: 22.1% 65 years and over, Tablelands - All industries: 8.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in local resident workers age structure, 2011 to 2016 15 to 24 years, Tablelands - All industries: -3 25 to 34 years, Tablelands - All industries: +73 35 to 44 years, Tablelands - All industries: -287 45 to 54 years, Tablelands - All industries: -162 55 to 64 years, Tablelands - All industries: +149 65 years and over, Tablelands - All industries: +251
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 local labour force age structure of Tablelands in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower 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, 45.4% of the local labour force was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.3% for Queensland. 54.6% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.7% for Queensland.

The major differences between the local labour force age structure of Tablelands and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 55 to 64 years (22.1% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force aged 65 years and over (8.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 25 to 34 years (14.1% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force aged 35 to 44 years (18.3% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Tablelands's local labour force population increased by 21 people (0.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.04% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the local labour force age structure in Tablelands between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 44 years (-287 local labour force)
  • 65 years and over (+251 local labour force)
  • 45 to 54 years (-162 local labour force)
  • 55 to 64 years (+149 local labour force)

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