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Local workers - Individual income - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In Cairns, 9.8% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland %
Negative Income/ Nil income222.14.3
$1 - $149282.73.1
$150 - $299353.35.2
$300 - $399504.76.2
$400 - $499848.07.0
$500 - $64912011.411.0
$650 - $79916415.514.3
$800 - $99916115.314.2
$1,000 - $1,24911911.311.8
$1,250 - $1,499676.46.6
$1,500 - $1,749787.44.6
$1,750 - $1,999424.02.6
$2,000 - $2,999292.73.2
$3,000 or more323.03.3
Not stated242.32.7

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, Queensland: 2.7% $3,000 or more, Queensland: 3.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland: 3.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland: 2.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland: 4.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland: 6.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland: 11.8% $800 - $999, Queensland: 14.2% $650 - $799, Queensland: 14.3% $500 - $649, Queensland: 11.0% $400 - $499, Queensland: 7.0% $300 - $399, Queensland: 6.2% $150 - $299, Queensland: 5.2% $1 - $149, Queensland: 3.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland: 4.3% Not stated, Cairns: 2.3% $3,000 or more, Cairns: 3.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairns: 2.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairns: 4.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairns: 7.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairns: 6.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Cairns: 11.3% $800 - $999, Cairns: 15.3% $650 - $799, Cairns: 15.5% $500 - $649, Cairns: 11.4% $400 - $499, Cairns: 8.0% $300 - $399, Cairns: 4.7% $150 - $299, Cairns: 3.3% $1 - $149, Cairns: 2.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairns: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 9.8% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing earned a high income, and 20.8% earned a low income, compared with 9.1% and 25.8% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1,500 - $1,749 (7.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (2.1% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $150 - $299 (3.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $300 - $399 (4.7% compared to 6.2%)

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