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Resident workers - Key statistics

192 people or 32.8% of Cairns's resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)585100.0100.0642100.0100.0-57
Males36362.186.435855.888.3+5
Females23039.314.028744.712.1-57
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years11820.23.510917.05.1+9
25 - 54 years37664.382.244569.383.6-69
55 - 64 years7713.211.77010.910.8+7
65 years and over183.12.2213.30.8-3
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals15827.08.618528.811.9-27
Technicians and trades workers13022.233.612619.627.7+4
Sales workers9716.60.510616.50.3-9
Hours worked--------------
Full time40769.681.745270.482.5-45
Part time18331.316.718028.016.8+3
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree12922.110.2--------
Advanced diploma or diploma6310.810.2--------
Certificate level16027.451.9--------
No qualifications21837.326.2--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5007713.21.9--------
$500 -$1,74943173.728.6--------
$1,750 or more7412.668.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car43173.728.346872.934.7-37
Public Transport91.522.9162.513.6-7
Bicycle30.50.091.40.0-6
Walked only142.42.8152.34.6-1
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas12421.218.213420.920.8-10
Speaks a language other than English at home447.56.1375.85.2+7
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016203.41.7--------

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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