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Local workers - Individual income - Other Services

In Cairns, 6.9% of the Other Services earned $1,750 or more per week.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including the person's employment status, age, qualifications and type of employment undertaken by the person.

Wages in Cairns can vary greatly across industry sectors. As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualifications and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Local workers individual income
Cairns - Other Services2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Arts and Recreation Services %
Negative Income/ Nil income280.91.1
$1 - $149762.67.9
$150 - $2991153.95.0
$300 - $3991645.65.0
$400 - $4992107.16.2
$500 - $64935412.012.5
$650 - $79944215.015.9
$800 - $99952917.916.1
$1,000 - $1,24938513.114.0
$1,250 - $1,4992307.86.8
$1,500 - $1,7491645.64.4
$1,750 - $1,999822.81.7
$2,000 - $2,999903.11.4
$3,000 or more311.10.9
Not stated491.71.2

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

Local workers individual income, 2016
Local workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, Arts and Recreation Services: 1.2% $3,000 or more, Arts and Recreation Services: 0.9% $2,000 - $2,999, Arts and Recreation Services: 1.4% $1,750 - $1,999, Arts and Recreation Services: 1.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Arts and Recreation Services: 4.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Arts and Recreation Services: 6.8% $1,000 - $1,249, Arts and Recreation Services: 14.0% $800 - $999, Arts and Recreation Services: 16.1% $650 - $799, Arts and Recreation Services: 15.9% $500 - $649, Arts and Recreation Services: 12.5% $400 - $499, Arts and Recreation Services: 6.2% $300 - $399, Arts and Recreation Services: 5.0% $150 - $299, Arts and Recreation Services: 5.0% $1 - $149, Arts and Recreation Services: 7.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Arts and Recreation Services: 1.1% Not stated, Other Services: 1.7% $3,000 or more, Other Services: 1.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Other Services: 3.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Other Services: 2.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Other Services: 5.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Other Services: 7.8% $1,000 - $1,249, Other Services: 13.1% $800 - $999, Other Services: 17.9% $650 - $799, Other Services: 15.0% $500 - $649, Other Services: 12.0% $400 - $499, Other Services: 7.1% $300 - $399, Other Services: 5.6% $150 - $299, Other Services: 3.9% $1 - $149, Other Services: 2.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Other Services: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the Other Services individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Cairns shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 6.9% of the Other Services earned a high income, and 20.1% earned a low income, compared with 4.0% and 25.2% respectively for the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Cairns.

The major differences between the weekly income of the Other Services in Cairns and the Arts and Recreation Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (17.9% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (3.1% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1,500 - $1,749 (5.6% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1 - $149 (2.6% compared to 7.9%)

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