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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Wholesale Trade) have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Accommodation and Food 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%Accommodation and Food Services%
Negative Income/ Nil income70.41.0
$1 - $149140.811.0
$150 - $299301.86.7
$300 - $399321.97.3
$400 - $499593.59.4
$500 - $6491327.814.6
$650 - $79928716.915.9
$800 - $99937121.814.9
$1,000 - $1,24931818.79.8
$1,250 - $1,4991559.13.3
$1,500 - $1,7491197.01.7
$1,750 - $1,999653.81.0
$2,000 - $2,999593.51.0
$3,000 or more382.20.7
Not stated160.91.4

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 - 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% Not stated, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 0.9% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 2.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 3.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 3.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 7.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 9.1% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 18.7% $800 - $999, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 21.8% $650 - $799, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 16.9% $500 - $649, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 7.8% $400 - $499, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 3.5% $300 - $399, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 1.9% $150 - $299, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 1.8% $1 - $149, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 0.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Wholesale Trade: 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 (Wholesale Trade) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Accommodation and Food 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, 9.5% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) earned a high income, and 8.3% earned a low income, compared with 2.8% and 35.6% respectively for Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in Cairns and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (18.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) earned $800 - $999 (21.8% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) earned $1 - $149 (0.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) earned $500 - $649 (7.8% compared to 14.6%)

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