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Resident workers - Key statistics

785 people or 25.3% of Cairns's resident workers (Administrative and Support 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%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)3,098100.0100.02,550100.0100.0+548
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2768.911.92389.313.7+38
25 - 54 years2,18170.467.71,85172.668.9+330
55 - 64 years52717.016.138915.314.3+138
65 years and over1254.04.4742.93.0+51
Top three occupations--------------
Community and personal service workers52516.99.538215.08.7+143
Clerical and administrative workers38912.616.031712.415.3+72
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,73756.151.31,45657.154.6+281
Part time1,29941.947.51,05441.343.8+245
Bachelor or higher degree43314.016.9----14.7--
Advanced diploma or diploma35211.411.4----9.9--
Certificate level86527.925.1----22.5--
No qualifications1,33143.043.4----48.2--
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50066721.525.6--------
$500 -$1,7492,20971.364.9--------
$1,750 or more1765.78.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport963.18.8983.810.2-2
Walked only943.03.1893.53.4+5
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,16437.633.583932.929.7+325
Speaks a language other than English at home67121.717.440615.912.4+265
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162447.99.0--------

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