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Resident workers - Key statistics

264 people or 15.5% of Cairns's resident workers (Wholesale Trade) 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)1,706100.0100.02,209100.0100.0-503
Males1,19269.967.81,54369.967.0-351
Females51330.132.266430.133.0-151
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1539.010.722310.111.6-70
25 - 54 years1,16368.270.01,54169.870.5-378
55 - 64 years32218.915.537116.814.6-49
65 years and over633.73.8693.13.2-6
Top three occupations--------------
Sales workers42324.819.252823.920.0-105
Machinery operators and drivers32018.815.540118.215.4-81
Managers29317.219.039818.019.1-105
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,35279.279.61,75879.678.5-406
Part time34420.219.742219.120.2-78
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1378.015.0----11.2--
Advanced diploma or diploma1277.49.2----7.8--
Certificate level55532.528.5----25.1--
No qualifications83849.145.1----52.4--
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001428.38.8--------
$500 -$1,7491,38281.071.5--------
$1,750 or more1629.518.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car1,43984.381.61,77880.579.3-339
Public Transport50.32.5120.52.7-7
Bicycle201.20.7492.20.8-29
Walked only241.41.5321.41.8-8
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas34820.426.550022.624.6-152
Speaks a language other than English at home1317.711.31818.28.9-50
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016482.84.4--------

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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