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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 Financial and Insurance Services.

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%Financial and Insurance Services%
Negative Income/ Nil income110.20.6
$1 - $149260.40.3
$150 - $299430.71.7
$300 - $399530.91.8
$400 - $499581.03.6
$500 - $6491733.07.0
$650 - $7993115.410.0
$800 - $99962510.814.5
$1,000 - $1,2491,06718.417.0
$1,250 - $1,4991,00617.38.9
$1,500 - $1,74988115.212.4
$1,750 - $1,99965711.36.2
$2,000 - $2,99971212.39.7
$3,000 or more1202.15.1
Not stated591.01.2

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 - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.2% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 5.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 9.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 6.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 12.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 8.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 17.0% $800 - $999, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 14.5% $650 - $799, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 10.0% $500 - $649, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 7.0% $400 - $499, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 3.6% $300 - $399, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.8% $150 - $299, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.7% $1 - $149, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.6% 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 Financial and Insurance Services 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 21.0% and 7.9% respectively for Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (17.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,750 - $1,999 (11.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $650 - $799 (5.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $500 - $649 (3.0% compared to 7.0%)

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