# How To Calculate The Average Age Of Employees

## Video: How To Calculate The Average Age Of Employees

In order to determine the prospects for the development of a company for several years, it is sometimes necessary to determine the average age of employees. It is important to know this in order to competently build a personnel policy. If the average age is near retirement, management should be alert and think about training new workers. In addition, the average age of the staff may be required in order to beautifully represent the company in a competition or to create a presentation video. The average age of employees can tell a lot to clients or future partners about the company, about how successfully experience and youth are combined there.

## It is necessary

• - data on the number of employees;
• - dates of birth of all employees.

## Instructions

### Step 1

Calculate the total age of the employees. Data on how old who is, can be obtained from the personnel department, from the accounting department or from the clerk, depending on the size of the enterprise. If the company is small, you can calculate the age of each employee separately, and then add all the data using a calculator or even in a column on a piece of paper.

### Step 2

If the company is large and there are many employees, divide the team into age groups. Most likely, the HR department or accounting department has a complete list of employees with years of birth. Copy the spreadsheet, convert it to Excel and sort it by age. Calculate the total age of each group by multiplying the age of the participants by their number. Calculate the total age of the entire team by adding up the results of all groups.

### Step 3

Divide the total age by the number of employees. Don't be surprised if you get not an integer, but a fraction. It should be so. Age can be rounded up. If you are preparing a presentation or something like a "company passport", then you can say something like the following: "The average age of our employees is 29 years old."

### Step 4

In exactly the same way, you can calculate the average age of residents of a village and even a small town. The statistics you need can be taken from the latest census results.