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Resident workers - Key statistics

4,334 people or 66.7% of Cairns's resident workers (Education and Training) 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)6,500100.0100.05,535100.0100.0+965
Males1,69326.086.41,53527.788.3+158
Females4,81374.014.03,99872.212.1+815
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years4166.43.53095.65.1+107
25 - 54 years4,57970.482.24,08573.883.6+494
55 - 64 years1,22518.811.798417.810.8+241
65 years and over2754.22.21552.80.8+120
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals3,59855.48.63,20457.911.9+394
Community and personal service workers1,27119.61.294117.01.4+330
Clerical and administrative workers67310.45.256410.27.0+109
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,58055.181.73,02154.682.5+559
Part time2,86744.116.72,43644.016.8+431
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3,63856.010.2--------
Advanced diploma or diploma69610.710.2--------
Certificate level99015.251.9--------
No qualifications1,02615.826.2--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50090714.01.9--------
$500 -$1,7494,49569.228.6--------
$1,750 or more1,02915.868.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car5,34482.228.34,45880.534.7+886
Public Transport931.422.9531.013.6+40
Bicycle1171.80.01212.20.0-4
Walked only1852.82.81823.34.6+3
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,51123.218.21,21622.020.8+295
Speaks a language other than English at home65610.16.14528.25.2+204
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161722.61.7--------

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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