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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than 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
Cairns2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income262.24.3
$1 - $149342.93.1
$150 - $299453.85.2
$300 - $399574.86.2
$400 - $499907.57.0
$500 - $64913211.111.1
$650 - $79916513.814.2
$800 - $99918215.314.2
$1,000 - $1,24913311.111.8
$1,250 - $1,499877.36.6
$1,500 - $1,749826.94.6
$1,750 - $1,999463.92.6
$2,000 - $2,999463.93.2
$3,000 or more383.23.3
Not stated302.52.7

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, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.7% $3,000 or more, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 11.8% $800 - $999, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 14.2% $650 - $799, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 14.2% $500 - $649, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 11.1% $400 - $499, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 7.0% $300 - $399, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.2% $150 - $299, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 5.2% $1 - $149, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.3% 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%
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to 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, 10.9% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned a high income, and 21.1% earned a low income, compared with 9.1% and 25.8% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (6.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned Negative Income/ Nil income (2.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $150 - $299 (3.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $300 - $399 (4.8% compared to 6.2%)

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