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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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 income270.81.0
$1 - $149591.711.0
$150 - $299902.76.7
$300 - $3991193.57.3
$400 - $4991364.09.4
$500 - $6492005.914.6
$650 - $7993219.515.9
$800 - $99945213.414.9
$1,000 - $1,24949114.59.8
$1,250 - $1,49937211.03.3
$1,500 - $1,7493109.21.7
$1,750 - $1,9992116.21.0
$2,000 - $2,9993299.71.0
$3,000 or more2326.90.7
Not stated310.91.4

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.9% $3,000 or more, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6.9% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 11.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 14.5% $800 - $999, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 13.4% $650 - $799, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.5% $500 - $649, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 5.9% $400 - $499, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.0% $300 - $399, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.5% $150 - $299, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.7% $1 - $149, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.8%
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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, 22.8% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned a high income, and 12.8% 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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Cairns and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (9.7% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (11.0% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $1 - $149 (1.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $500 - $649 (5.9% compared to 14.6%)

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