Resident workers - Individual income
Cairns labour force have a lower proportion of males 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|
|Cairns - Males||2016|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||Queensland%|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||262||0.7||0.8||3101|
|$1 - $149||972||2.7||2.6||3102|
|$150 - $299||888||2.4||2.6||3103|
|$300 - $399||1,087||3.0||3.0||3104|
|$400 - $499||1,349||3.7||3.7||3105|
|$500 - $649||2,366||6.5||6.0||3106|
|$650 - $799||3,793||10.4||9.1||3107|
|$800 - $999||5,436||14.9||12.8||3108|
|$1,000 - $1,249||5,551||15.3||14.3||3109|
|$1,250 - $1,499||3,787||10.4||10.5||3110|
|$1,500 - $1,749||3,284||9.0||9.4||3111|
|$1,750 - $1,999||2,270||6.2||6.6||3112|
|$2,000 - $2,999||3,087||8.5||10.7||3113|
|$3,000 or more||1,648||4.5||6.3||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 male resident workers 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) and a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).
Overall, 19.2% of the male resident workers earned a high income, and 12.5% earned a low income, compared with 23.6% and 12.7% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the weekly income of the male resident workers in Cairns and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of male resident workers earned $800 - $999 (14.9% compared to 12.8%)
- A larger percentage of male resident workers earned $650 - $799 (10.4% compared to 9.1%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (8.5% compared to 10.7%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workers earned $3,000 or more (4.5% compared to 6.3%)