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Resident workers - Key statistics

213 people or 32.0% of Cairns's resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste 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%Retail Trade %Number%Retail Trade %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)666100.0100.0772100.0100.0-106
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years324.828.7496.330.0-17
25 - 54 years49874.854.259476.954.9-96
55 - 64 years11717.612.812015.512.4-3
65 years and over101.54.3151.92.7-5
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers25638.46.126033.76.2-4
Clerical and administrative workers9814.75.415620.26.8-58
Machinery operators and drivers9213.83.18711.33.0+5
Hours worked--------------
Full time58187.249.365785.150.1-76
Part time7911.950.111214.548.3-33
Bachelor or higher degree10115.28.5--------
Advanced diploma or diploma11216.88.1--------
Certificate level29043.524.2--------
No qualifications14621.956.5--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $500132.031.7--------
$500 -$1,74934451.763.6--------
$1,750 or more29744.63.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport30.53.0121.63.9-9
Walked only132.
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas10215.322.713016.821.1-28
Speaks a language other than English at home335.012.1303.99.3+3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201650.83.7--------

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