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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Information Media and Telecommunications) have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Other 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%Other Services%
Negative Income/ Nil income91.50.8
$1 - $149122.02.6
$150 - $299203.44.1
$300 - $399111.95.7
$400 - $499254.27.1
$500 - $649498.312.0
$650 - $7997312.315.0
$800 - $9998113.717.7
$1,000 - $1,2499115.413.4
$1,250 - $1,4997913.37.6
$1,500 - $1,749589.85.5
$1,750 - $1,999213.52.5
$2,000 - $2,999396.63.2
$3,000 or more142.41.1
Not stated101.71.6

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 - Other Services : 1.6% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Other Services : 1.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Other Services : 3.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Other Services : 2.5% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Other Services : 5.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Other Services : 7.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Other Services : 13.4% $800 - $999, Cairns - Other Services : 17.7% $650 - $799, Cairns - Other Services : 15.0% $500 - $649, Cairns - Other Services : 12.0% $400 - $499, Cairns - Other Services : 7.1% $300 - $399, Cairns - Other Services : 5.7% $150 - $299, Cairns - Other Services : 4.1% $1 - $149, Cairns - Other Services : 2.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Other Services : 0.8% Not stated, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.7% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 2.4% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 6.6% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.5% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 9.8% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 13.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 15.4% $800 - $999, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 13.7% $650 - $799, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 12.3% $500 - $649, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 8.3% $400 - $499, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 4.2% $300 - $399, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.9% $150 - $299, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.4% $1 - $149, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 2.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.5%
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Other 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, 12.5% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) earned a high income, and 13.0% earned a low income, compared with 6.9% and 20.3% respectively for Other Services.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Cairns and Other Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (13.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (9.8% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) earned $800 - $999 (13.7% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) earned $300 - $399 (1.9% compared to 5.7%)

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