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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Accommodation and Food Services) have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Health Care and Social Assistance.

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%Health Care and Social Assistance%
Negative Income/ Nil income761.00.3
$1 - $14980411.00.9
$150 - $2994906.71.9
$300 - $3995357.32.5
$400 - $4996869.44.2
$500 - $6491,06314.68.5
$650 - $7991,16115.912.1
$800 - $9991,08814.913.7
$1,000 - $1,2497139.815.3
$1,250 - $1,4992403.311.1
$1,500 - $1,7491241.79.6
$1,750 - $1,999711.06.0
$2,000 - $2,999761.07.8
$3,000 or more540.74.9
Not stated1021.41.2

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.2% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.9% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 7.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 6.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 9.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 11.1% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 15.3% $800 - $999, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 13.7% $650 - $799, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 12.1% $500 - $649, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 8.5% $400 - $499, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.2% $300 - $399, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 2.5% $150 - $299, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.9% $1 - $149, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.3% Not stated, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.4% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.7% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 9.8% $800 - $999, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 14.9% $650 - $799, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 15.9% $500 - $649, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 14.6% $400 - $499, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 9.4% $300 - $399, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 7.3% $150 - $299, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 6.7% $1 - $149, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 11.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.0%
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Health Care and Social Assistance shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 2.8% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned a high income, and 35.6% earned a low income, compared with 18.7% and 9.8% respectively for Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Cairns and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1 - $149 (11.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (1.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (3.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (1.0% compared to 7.8%)

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