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Resident workers - Key statistics

2,711 people or 46.8% of Cairns's resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) 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%Wholesale Trade %Number%Wholesale Trade %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)5,794100.0100.05,766100.0100.0+28
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3546.19.04718.210.1-117
25 - 54 years4,36175.368.24,46077.469.8-99
55 - 64 years93116.118.974412.916.8+187
65 years and over1552.73.71021.83.1+53
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers1,57927.316.71,57927.415.20
Community and personal service workers1,24821.50.61,24321.60.2+5
Hours worked--------------
Full time4,59579.379.24,56979.279.6+26
Part time1,13419.620.21,12519.519.1+9
Bachelor or higher degree1,66828.88.0--------
Advanced diploma or diploma1,04318.07.4--------
Certificate level1,48225.632.5--------
No qualifications1,46525.349.1--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001913.38.3--------
$500 -$1,7494,06370.181.0--------
$1,750 or more1,48925.79.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport701.20.3831.40.5-13
Walked only1632.81.42033.51.4-40
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,05518.220.499417.222.6+61
Speaks a language other than English at home3896.77.73446.08.2+45
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016671.22.8--------

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