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Resident workers - Key statistics

424 people or 15.7% of Cairns's resident workers (Manufacturing) 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%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)2,698100.0100.03,513100.0100.0-815
Males2,12878.973.72,76078.675.6-632
Females57221.226.375821.624.4-186
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years32712.112.555515.814.1-228
25 - 54 years1,78166.068.52,35567.069.8-574
55 - 64 years49218.215.751814.713.7-26
65 years and over1013.73.3882.52.4+13
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,11641.427.71,45441.429.4-338
Managers34412.814.040811.613.1-64
Machinery operators and drivers30911.513.641811.913.8-109
Hours worked--------------
Full time2,16180.180.42,77378.980.6-612
Part time50818.818.768319.417.6-175
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1987.311.6----8.9--
Advanced diploma or diploma2268.47.9----6.2--
Certificate level1,29448.036.5----34.8--
No qualifications89133.041.6----46.3--
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50029611.09.3--------
$500 -$1,7491,96372.873.3--------
$1,750 or more38214.216.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car2,20181.682.72,74378.181.2-542
Public Transport180.72.0511.52.6-33
Bicycle682.51.01002.81.2-32
Walked only491.81.7832.41.8-34
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas58421.630.373821.028.1-154
Speaks a language other than English at home2479.214.92898.211.8-42
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016742.75.3--------

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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