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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) have a lower 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 income290.60.6
$1 - $149621.30.9
$150 - $299791.71.8
$300 - $3991152.52.8
$400 - $4991493.23.9
$500 - $6493637.97.1
$650 - $79956612.310.6
$800 - $99982017.815.2
$1,000 - $1,24978517.016.5
$1,250 - $1,49946110.011.2
$1,500 - $1,7493467.58.4
$1,750 - $1,9992435.36.0
$2,000 - $2,9993086.79.2
$3,000 or more2295.04.4
Not stated511.11.4

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, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.4% $3,000 or more, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 4.4% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 9.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 6.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 8.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 11.2% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 16.5% $800 - $999, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 15.2% $650 - $799, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 10.6% $500 - $649, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 7.1% $400 - $499, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.9% $300 - $399, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 2.8% $150 - $299, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.8% $1 - $149, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.6% Not stated, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.1% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 5.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 6.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 5.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 7.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 10.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 17.0% $800 - $999, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 17.8% $650 - $799, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 12.3% $500 - $649, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 7.9% $400 - $499, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.2% $300 - $399, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.5% $150 - $299, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.7% $1 - $149, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.6%
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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 16.9% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) earned a high income, and 9.4% earned a low income, compared with 19.6% and 10.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) earned $800 - $999 (17.8% compared to 15.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) earned $650 - $799 (12.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (6.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (10.0% compared to 11.2%)

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