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Resident workers - Key statistics - Other Services

729 people or 23.9% of Cairns's resident workers (Other 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - Other Services
Cairns20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)3,047100.0100.03,024100.0100.0+23
Males1,60352.653.01,66955.255.0-66
Females1,44347.447.01,34744.545.0+96
Age structure
15 - 24 years46315.216.956118.619.6-98
25 - 54 years2,04567.165.42,00366.264.2+42
55 - 64 years38512.613.737512.413.2+10
65 years and over1484.94.1822.73.0+66
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,34744.244.51,49549.447.4-148
Community and personal service workers43714.315.234711.512.4+90
Clerical and administrative workers33711.110.935011.611.9-13
Hours worked
Full time1,98865.261.92,06168.264.3-73
Part time1,02833.737.090329.934.2+125
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree40913.412.32548.49.7+155
Advanced diploma or diploma32010.511.52658.89.3+55
Certificate level1,39245.746.61,45548.146.2-63
No qualifications82927.227.293030.831.7-101
Individual Income
Less than $50061820.323.7--------
$500 -$1,7492,17171.367.6--------
$1,750 or more2096.97.2--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car2,42179.573.92,31576.672.7+106
Public Transport280.93.7401.34.3-12
Bicycle491.60.8581.90.8-9
Walked only742.43.2792.63.4-5
Other Characteristics
Born overseas78925.924.777325.622.6+16
Speaks a language other than English at home42714.011.535311.78.7+74
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161324.34.7--------

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