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Resident workers - Key statistics

1,651 people or 22.7% of Cairns's resident workers (Accommodation and Food 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
Cairns20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)7,268100.0100.06,656100.0100.0+612
Males3,33245.843.22,92844.041.3+404
Females3,93554.156.83,72255.958.7+213
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,32031.944.71,94129.242.2+379
25 - 54 years4,04455.645.53,92459.047.1+120
55 - 64 years7079.77.767310.18.8+34
65 years and over1972.72.21221.81.9+75
Top three occupations--------------
Community and personal service workers1,71223.627.51,54423.226.7+168
Labourers1,69223.321.11,62724.422.9+65
Managers1,28717.716.81,14117.117.0+146
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,36046.237.73,40151.140.2-41
Part time3,81752.560.93,10146.657.6+716
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree82711.411.8----8.7--
Advanced diploma or diploma82411.39.2----7.2--
Certificate level1,71623.621.4----19.8--
No qualifications3,66950.555.1----60.3--
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,59135.646.8--------
$500 -$1,7494,38960.449.1--------
$1,750 or more2012.82.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car4,75865.561.04,05160.956.7+707
Public Transport3815.28.53675.58.7+14
Bicycle2673.71.52714.11.5-4
Walked only5747.98.35938.99.3-19
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3,05242.032.62,48437.329.4+568
Speaks a language other than English at home2,01627.720.91,38320.816.7+633
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201684711.710.3--------

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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