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 Far North Queensland.
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|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||Far North Queensland%|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||11||0.2||0.1||3101|
|$1 - $149||26||0.4||0.4||3102|
|$150 - $299||43||0.7||1.4||3103|
|$300 - $399||53||0.9||2.0||3104|
|$400 - $499||58||1.0||2.3||3105|
|$500 - $649||173||3.0||5.4||3106|
|$650 - $799||311||5.4||7.4||3107|
|$800 - $999||625||10.8||11.6||3108|
|$1,000 - $1,249||1,067||18.4||17.9||3109|
|$1,250 - $1,499||1,006||17.3||15.3||3110|
|$1,500 - $1,749||881||15.2||13.3||3111|
|$1,750 - $1,999||657||11.3||9.4||3112|
|$2,000 - $2,999||712||12.3||10.4||3113|
|$3,000 or more||120||2.1||1.7||3114|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Far North Queensland 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 21.5% and 6.3% respectively for Far North Queensland.
The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns and Far North Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (17.3% compared to 15.3%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,750 - $1,999 (11.3% compared to 9.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $500 - $649 (3.0% compared to 5.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $650 - $799 (5.4% compared to 7.4%)