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Resident workers - Key statistics

2,056 people or 60.7% of Cairns's resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical 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)3,387100.0100.03,458100.0100.0-71
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2878.53.52968.65.1-9
25 - 54 years2,35469.582.22,49672.283.6-142
55 - 64 years53315.711.751514.910.8+18
65 years and over2196.52.21504.30.8+69
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers85625.35.299728.87.0-141
Technicians and trades workers45113.333.643012.427.7+21
Hours worked--------------
Full time2,32768.781.72,38068.882.5-53
Part time1,03930.716.71,03830.016.8+1
Bachelor or higher degree1,58746.910.2--------
Advanced diploma or diploma46913.810.2--------
Certificate level53915.951.9--------
No qualifications69120.426.2--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50043112.71.9--------
$500 -$1,7492,14663.428.6--------
$1,750 or more77222.868.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport541.622.9310.913.6+23
Walked only872.62.8902.64.6-3
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas82224.318.288025.420.8-58
Speaks a language other than English at home37411.06.13279.55.2+47
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161073.21.7--------

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