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Resident workers - Key statistics

612 people or 10.4% of Cairns's resident workers (Construction) 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)5,899100.0100.06,120100.0100.0-221
Males5,10986.686.65,26886.185.6-159
Females78713.313.484713.814.4-60
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years69711.814.186114.116.1-164
25 - 54 years4,08869.369.64,35171.169.3-263
55 - 64 years92715.713.576112.412.4+166
65 years and over1883.22.91532.52.2+35
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers3,00951.047.23,14051.347.0-131
Labourers82113.916.083513.615.4-14
Managers68711.611.667311.010.4+14
Hours worked--------------
Full time4,53576.978.24,61575.476.8-80
Part time1,31422.320.61,35022.121.2-36
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2834.87.7----6.7--
Advanced diploma or diploma3295.66.6----5.2--
Certificate level3,46758.852.4----49.1--
No qualifications1,65728.130.8----35.7--
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5005268.98.9--------
$500 -$1,7494,44075.369.5--------
$1,750 or more84414.319.9--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car4,82181.779.04,72177.176.5+100
Public Transport701.22.7821.32.9-12
Bicycle300.50.4470.80.4-17
Walked only591.01.0861.41.2-27
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas98316.721.21,02116.721.0-38
Speaks a language other than English at home3065.26.82914.85.9+15
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016761.33.0--------

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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