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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) have a similar proportion of persons 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 Cairns, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualification , 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers individual income
Cairns - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income90.60.9
$1 - $149201.41.6
$150 - $299402.72.4
$300 - $399493.43.2
$400 - $499594.04.0
$500 - $6491228.47.8
$650 - $79921414.612.5
$800 - $99928519.515.5
$1,000 - $1,24920514.014.6
$1,250 - $1,4991167.98.8
$1,500 - $1,749986.77.7
$1,750 - $1,999553.84.7
$2,000 - $2,999996.87.9
$3,000 or more674.66.9
Not stated231.61.3
Total Persons1,461100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 15.1% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) earned a high income, and 12.1% earned a low income, compared with 19.6% and 12.1% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) earned $800 - $999 (19.5% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) earned $3,000 or more (4.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) earned $650 - $799 (14.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (6.8% compared to 7.9%)

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