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Resident workers - Key statistics

341 people or 23.4% of Cairns's resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate 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
NameNumber%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,458100.0100.01,363100.0100.0+95
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years16011.03.517612.95.1-16
25 - 54 years92363.382.287364.083.6+50
55 - 64 years26318.011.723717.410.8+26
65 years and over1137.82.2836.10.8+30
Top three occupations--------------
Sales workers68246.80.559443.60.3+88
Clerical and administrative workers24416.75.225518.77.0-11
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,07673.881.798071.982.5+96
Part time37825.916.737727.716.8+1
Bachelor or higher degree19813.610.2--------
Advanced diploma or diploma1439.810.2--------
Certificate level47132.351.9--------
No qualifications59640.926.2--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50017712.11.9--------
$500 -$1,7491,04071.328.6--------
$1,750 or more22115.268.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport151.022.980.613.6+7
Walked only463.22.8523.84.6-6
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas36425.018.232623.920.8+38
Speaks a language other than English at home1228.46.1926.75.2+30
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016483.31.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.