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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)72,407100.0100.074,506100.0100.0-2,099
Males36,40150.352.038,44051.653.0-2,039
Females36,00849.748.036,06448.447.0-56
Age structure
15 - 24 years9,95113.715.610,65114.316.5-700
25 - 54 years48,07566.465.650,76268.166.4-2,687
55 - 64 years11,31415.614.810,73614.414.0+578
65 years and over3,0664.24.02,3583.23.1+708
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance10,44614.413.09,22912.411.9+1,217
Retail trade7,68510.69.98,75911.810.7-1,074
Accommodation and food services7,26810.07.37,96010.77.0-692
Top three occupations
Professionals13,93619.219.812,88817.318.9+1,048
Technicians and trades workers10,82615.014.311,90316.014.9-1,077
Community and personal service workers9,95113.711.39,16412.310.0+787
Hours worked
Full time45,18062.462.447,58763.963.9-2,407
Part time25,86435.735.825,22733.933.9+637
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree16,29622.525.113,85318.621.5+2,443
Advanced diploma or diploma8,56911.810.97,50710.19.3+1,062
Certificate level20,88128.826.420,59627.624.8+285
No qualifications24,35533.635.029,07139.040.6-4,716
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
Car53,88274.469.352,60470.667.4+1,278
Public Transport1,6302.37.01,6502.27.5-20
Bicycle1,3581.91.01,7452.31.1-387
Walked only2,4023.33.32,9724.03.7-570
Other Characteristics
Born overseas19,28826.625.818,38024.723.7+908
Speaks a language other than English at home9,66413.312.37,50910.19.6+2,155
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,1784.44.7--------

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