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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Public Administration and Safety) have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in Cairns, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualifications, Hours worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Cairns.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers individual income
Cairns2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%
Negative Income/ Nil income110.22.2
$1 - $149260.42.9
$150 - $299430.73.8
$300 - $399530.94.8
$400 - $499581.07.5
$500 - $6491733.011.1
$650 - $7993115.413.8
$800 - $99962510.815.3
$1,000 - $1,2491,06718.411.1
$1,250 - $1,4991,00617.37.3
$1,500 - $1,74988115.26.9
$1,750 - $1,99965711.33.9
$2,000 - $2,99971212.33.9
$3,000 or more1202.13.2
Not stated591.02.5

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

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.5% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.9% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 6.9% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 7.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 11.1% $800 - $999, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 15.3% $650 - $799, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 13.8% $500 - $649, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 11.1% $400 - $499, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 7.5% $300 - $399, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.8% $150 - $299, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.8% $1 - $149, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.2% Not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 1.0% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 2.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 12.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 11.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 15.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 17.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 18.4% $800 - $999, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 10.8% $650 - $799, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 5.4% $500 - $649, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 3.0% $400 - $499, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 1.0% $300 - $399, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0.9% $150 - $299, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0.7% $1 - $149, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 25.7% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned a high income, and 3.3% earned a low income, compared with 10.9% and 21.1% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (17.3% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (12.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (15.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $650 - $799 (5.4% compared to 13.8%)

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