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Resident workers - Key statistics

1,275 people or 16.6% of Cairns's resident workers (Retail 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)7,685100.0100.08,195100.0100.0-510
Males3,12140.641.73,37541.240.7-254
Females4,56859.458.34,82258.859.3-254
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,20628.732.02,46130.033.1-255
25 - 54 years4,16954.253.34,50154.953.4-332
55 - 64 years98012.811.51,01312.411.2-33
65 years and over3304.33.22232.72.4+107
Top three occupations--------------
Sales workers4,44857.954.84,50555.053.5-57
Managers1,17715.315.31,41217.216.4-235
Labourers5987.88.76297.77.9-31
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,78549.346.74,10750.148.1-322
Part time3,84850.152.33,95548.350.4-107
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree6548.511.1----8.3--
Advanced diploma or diploma6218.17.9----6.0--
Certificate level1,85724.222.0----19.2--
No qualifications4,34556.556.7----62.9--
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,43431.734.6--------
$500 -$1,7494,89163.659.1--------
$1,750 or more2683.54.9--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car5,76275.072.25,83971.369.1-77
Public Transport2343.04.93183.95.2-84
Bicycle1031.30.71401.70.9-37
Walked only2473.23.42823.44.1-35
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,74122.721.11,72921.119.5+12
Speaks a language other than English at home93212.110.07629.37.9+170
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162853.73.6--------

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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