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Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

24,865 people or 34.3% of Cairns's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Cairns20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)72,407100.0100.069,200100.0100.0+3,207
Males36,40150.352.035,69951.653.0+702
Females36,00849.748.033,49948.447.0+2,509
Age structure
15 - 24 years9,95113.715.69,98214.416.5-31
25 - 54 years48,07566.465.647,23168.366.4+844
55 - 64 years11,31415.614.89,88514.314.0+1,429
65 years and over3,0664.24.02,1003.03.1+966
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance10,44614.413.08,84912.811.9+1,597
Retail trade7,68510.69.98,19511.810.7-510
Accommodation and food services7,26810.07.36,6569.67.0+612
Top three occupations
Professionals13,93619.219.812,28317.818.9+1,653
Technicians and trades workers10,82615.014.310,98715.914.9-161
Community and personal service workers9,95113.711.38,37912.110.0+1,572
Hours worked
Full time45,18062.462.444,30964.063.9+871
Part time25,86435.735.823,33033.733.9+2,534
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree16,29622.525.1----21.5--
Advanced diploma or diploma8,56911.810.9----9.3--
Certificate level20,88128.826.4----24.8--
No qualifications24,35533.635.0----40.6--
Individual Income
Less than $50011,87516.417.7--------
$500 -$1,74949,12867.863.8--------
$1,750 or more10,21114.117.0--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car53,88274.469.349,39071.467.4+4,492
Public Transport1,6302.37.01,5742.37.5+56
Bicycle1,3581.91.01,4812.11.1-123
Walked only2,4023.33.32,5213.63.7-119
Other Characteristics
Born overseas19,28826.625.817,04524.623.7+2,243
Speaks a language other than English at home9,66413.312.37,11110.39.6+2,553
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,1784.44.7--------

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