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Resident workers - Age structure

In Toowoomba, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the resident workers (Manufacturing).

The Age Structure of the Toowoomba'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 Toowoomba'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 Toowoomba, 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
Toowoomba - Manufacturing20162011Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
15 to 24 years74115.312.51,20618.814.1-465
25 to 34 years1,05721.820.91,42322.221.4-366
35 to 44 years1,14323.623.51,47423.024.8-331
45 to 54 years1,05921.924.21,34521.023.6-286
55 to 64 years70614.615.780612.613.7-100
65 years and over1372.83.31462.32.4-9

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 - Manufacturing  : 12.5% 25 to 34 years, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 20.9% 35 to 44 years, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 23.5% 45 to 54 years, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 24.2% 55 to 64 years, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 15.7% 65 years and over, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 3.3% 15 to 24 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: 15.3% 25 to 34 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: 21.8% 35 to 44 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: 23.6% 45 to 54 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: 21.9% 55 to 64 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: 14.6% 65 years and over, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: 2.8%
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, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: -465 25 to 34 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: -366 35 to 44 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: -331 45 to 54 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: -286 55 to 64 years, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: -100 65 years and over, Toowoomba - Manufacturing: -9
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 (Manufacturing) age structure of Toowoomba 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 lower proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 60.7% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) was aged under 45 years, compared to 56.8% for Queensland. 39.3% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 43.2% for Queensland.

The major differences between the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure of Toowoomba and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 15 to 24 years (15.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 25 to 34 years (21.8% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 45 to 54 years (21.9% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) aged 55 to 64 years (14.6% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Toowoomba's resident workers (Manufacturing) population decreased by 1,557 people (24.3%). This represents an average annual change of -5.42% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the resident workers (Manufacturing) age structure in Toowoomba between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 15 to 24 years (-465 people)
  • 25 to 34 years (-366 people)
  • 35 to 44 years (-331 people)
  • 45 to 54 years (-286 people)

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