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Resident workers - Key statistics

269 people or 22.9% of Cairns's resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) 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
Cairns20162011Change
NameNumber%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,176100.0100.0893100.0100.0+283
Males76465.086.466574.588.3+99
Females40834.714.023626.412.1+172
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years14011.93.5667.45.1+74
25 - 54 years64955.282.248754.583.6+162
55 - 64 years23520.011.718320.510.8+52
65 years and over16213.82.216017.90.8+2
Top three occupations--------------
Managers40334.36.441346.28.1-10
Labourers25621.84.120022.45.6+56
Professionals12310.58.6384.311.9+85
Hours worked--------------
Full time78867.081.760467.682.5+184
Part time37231.616.727330.616.8+99
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree18715.910.2--------
Advanced diploma or diploma827.010.2--------
Certificate level36631.151.9--------
No qualifications49942.426.2--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50025221.41.9--------
$500 -$1,74978166.428.6--------
$1,750 or more13011.168.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car66456.528.338543.134.7+279
Public Transport30.322.940.413.6-1
Bicycle121.00.080.90.0+4
Walked only1058.92.811112.44.6-6
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas23620.118.214416.120.8+92
Speaks a language other than English at home13111.16.111813.25.2+13
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016443.71.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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