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 Wholesale Trade.
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||%||Wholesale Trade%|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||76||1.0||0.4||3101|
|$1 - $149||804||11.0||0.8||3102|
|$150 - $299||490||6.7||1.8||3103|
|$300 - $399||535||7.3||1.9||3104|
|$400 - $499||686||9.4||3.5||3105|
|$500 - $649||1,063||14.6||7.8||3106|
|$650 - $799||1,161||15.9||16.9||3107|
|$800 - $999||1,088||14.9||21.8||3108|
|$1,000 - $1,249||713||9.8||18.7||3109|
|$1,250 - $1,499||240||3.3||9.1||3110|
|$1,500 - $1,749||124||1.7||7.0||3111|
|$1,750 - $1,999||71||1.0||3.8||3112|
|$2,000 - $2,999||76||1.0||3.5||3113|
|$3,000 or more||54||0.7||2.2||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 (Accommodation and Food Services) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Wholesale Trade 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 9.5% and 8.3% respectively for Wholesale Trade.
The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Cairns and Wholesale Trade were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1 - $149 (11.0% compared to 0.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $500 - $649 (14.6% compared to 7.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (9.8% compared to 18.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $800 - $999 (14.9% compared to 21.8%)