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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Manufacturing) have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Rental, Hiring and Real Estate 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%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%
Negative Income/ Nil income110.40.6
$1 - $149542.01.4
$150 - $299612.32.7
$300 - $399772.93.4
$400 - $499933.54.0
$500 - $6491666.28.4
$650 - $79929511.014.6
$800 - $99948318.019.5
$1,000 - $1,24948618.114.0
$1,250 - $1,49930711.47.9
$1,500 - $1,7492268.46.7
$1,750 - $1,9991375.13.8
$2,000 - $2,9991816.76.8
$3,000 or more642.44.6
Not stated461.71.6

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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 1.6% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 4.6% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 6.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 3.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 6.7% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 7.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 14.0% $800 - $999, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 19.5% $650 - $799, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 14.6% $500 - $649, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 8.4% $400 - $499, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 4.0% $300 - $399, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 3.4% $150 - $299, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 2.7% $1 - $149, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 1.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 0.6% Not stated, Cairns - Manufacturing: 1.7% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Manufacturing: 2.4% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Manufacturing: 6.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Manufacturing: 5.1% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Manufacturing: 8.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Manufacturing: 11.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Manufacturing: 18.1% $800 - $999, Cairns - Manufacturing: 18.0% $650 - $799, Cairns - Manufacturing: 11.0% $500 - $649, Cairns - Manufacturing: 6.2% $400 - $499, Cairns - Manufacturing: 3.5% $300 - $399, Cairns - Manufacturing: 2.9% $150 - $299, Cairns - Manufacturing: 2.3% $1 - $149, Cairns - Manufacturing: 2.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Manufacturing: 0.4%
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 (Manufacturing) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 14.2% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) earned a high income, and 11.0% earned a low income, compared with 15.1% and 12.1% respectively for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Manufacturing) in Cairns and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (18.1% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (11.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) earned $650 - $799 (11.0% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) earned $3,000 or more (2.4% compared to 4.6%)

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