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Resident workers - Key statistics

6,135 people or 58.7% of Cairns's resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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)10,446100.0100.08,849100.0100.0+1,597
Males2,38322.886.41,94021.988.3+443
Females8,06177.214.06,91478.112.1+1,147
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years8638.33.57468.45.1+117
25 - 54 years7,36570.582.26,42872.683.6+937
55 - 64 years1,85017.711.71,44316.310.8+407
65 years and over3723.62.22352.70.8+137
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals4,25940.88.63,47339.211.9+786
Community and personal service workers3,27931.41.22,70930.61.4+570
Clerical and administrative workers1,50214.45.21,33115.07.0+171
Hours worked--------------
Full time5,91556.681.75,20558.882.5+710
Part time4,43142.416.73,54040.016.8+891
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,38942.010.2--------
Advanced diploma or diploma1,74616.710.2--------
Certificate level2,17220.851.9--------
No qualifications1,83017.526.2--------
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,0199.81.9--------
$500 -$1,7497,33170.228.6--------
$1,750 or more1,95318.768.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car8,03276.928.36,59474.534.7+1,438
Public Transport1351.322.91291.513.6+6
Bicycle1561.50.01671.90.0-11
Walked only4113.92.83594.14.6+52
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3,42832.818.22,61929.620.8+809
Speaks a language other than English at home1,69716.26.199911.35.2+698
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165685.41.7--------

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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