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Resident workers - Key statistics

729 people or 23.9% of Cairns's resident workers (Other Services) 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.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)3,047100.0100.02,855100.0100.0+192
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years46315.216.952518.419.6-62
25 - 54 years2,04567.165.41,88566.064.2+160
55 - 64 years38512.613.736412.713.2+21
65 years and over1484.94.1732.63.0+75
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,34744.244.51,40649.247.4-59
Community and personal service workers43714.315.231210.912.4+125
Clerical and administrative workers33711.110.933511.711.9+2
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,98865.261.91,95268.464.3+36
Part time1,02833.737.085930.134.2+169
Bachelor or higher degree40913.412.3----9.7--
Advanced diploma or diploma32010.511.5----9.3--
Certificate level1,39245.746.6----46.2--
No qualifications82927.227.2----31.7--
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50061820.323.7--------
$500 -$1,7492,17171.367.6--------
$1,750 or more2096.97.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport280.93.7441.54.3-16
Walked only742.43.2742.63.40
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas78925.924.774426.122.6+45
Speaks a language other than English at home42714.011.534312.08.7+84
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161324.34.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).