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Resident workers - Individual income

Cairns labour force have a higher proportion of males 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
Cairns - Males2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Other Services%
Negative Income/ Nil income2620.71.1
$1 - $1499722.71.5
$150 - $2998882.42.3
$300 - $3991,0873.03.5
$400 - $4991,3493.75.3
$500 - $6492,3666.59.3
$650 - $7993,79310.412.2
$800 - $9995,43614.921.2
$1,000 - $1,2495,55115.317.1
$1,250 - $1,4993,78710.410.0
$1,500 - $1,7493,2849.06.3
$1,750 - $1,9992,2706.22.9
$2,000 - $2,9993,0878.54.5
$3,000 or more1,6484.51.3
Not stated6161.71.6

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 : 1.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - Other Services : 4.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - Other Services : 2.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - Other Services : 6.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - Other Services : 10.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - Other Services : 17.1% $800 - $999, Cairns - Other Services : 21.2% $650 - $799, Cairns - Other Services : 12.2% $500 - $649, Cairns - Other Services : 9.3% $400 - $499, Cairns - Other Services : 5.3% $300 - $399, Cairns - Other Services : 3.5% $150 - $299, Cairns - Other Services : 2.3% $1 - $149, Cairns - Other Services : 1.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - Other Services : 1.1% Not stated, Cairns - All industries: 1.7% $3,000 or more, Cairns - All industries: 4.5% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns - All industries: 8.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns - All industries: 6.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns - All industries: 9.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns - All industries: 10.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns - All industries: 15.3% $800 - $999, Cairns - All industries: 14.9% $650 - $799, Cairns - All industries: 10.4% $500 - $649, Cairns - All industries: 6.5% $400 - $499, Cairns - All industries: 3.7% $300 - $399, Cairns - All industries: 3.0% $150 - $299, Cairns - All industries: 2.4% $1 - $149, Cairns - All industries: 2.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns - All industries: 0.7%
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 male resident workers 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, 19.2% of the male resident workers earned a high income, and 12.5% earned a low income, compared with 8.8% and 13.7% respectively for Other Services.

The major differences between the weekly income of the male resident workers in Cairns and Other Services were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (8.5% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers earned $1,750 - $1,999 (6.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers earned $3,000 or more (4.5% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers earned $800 - $999 (14.9% compared to 21.2%)

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