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Local workers - Individual income - Public Administration and Safety

In Cairns, 25.9% of the Public Administration and Safety 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 - Public Administration and Safety2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Wholesale Trade %
Negative Income/ Nil income30.10.4
$1 - $149190.40.9
$150 - $299330.61.5
$300 - $399561.01.7
$400 - $499531.03.5
$500 - $6491532.87.5
$650 - $7992815.216.9
$800 - $99957010.522.4
$1,000 - $1,2491,00418.618.8
$1,250 - $1,49994317.49.7
$1,500 - $1,74983615.56.8
$1,750 - $1,99962511.63.8
$2,000 - $2,99966212.23.3
$3,000 or more1142.12.1
Not stated541.00.7

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, Wholesale Trade: 0.7% $3,000 or more, Wholesale Trade: 2.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Wholesale Trade: 3.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Wholesale Trade: 3.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Wholesale Trade: 6.8% $1,250 - $1,499, Wholesale Trade: 9.7% $1,000 - $1,249, Wholesale Trade: 18.8% $800 - $999, Wholesale Trade: 22.4% $650 - $799, Wholesale Trade: 16.9% $500 - $649, Wholesale Trade: 7.5% $400 - $499, Wholesale Trade: 3.5% $300 - $399, Wholesale Trade: 1.7% $150 - $299, Wholesale Trade: 1.5% $1 - $149, Wholesale Trade: 0.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Wholesale Trade: 0.4% Not stated, Public Administration and Safety: 1.0% $3,000 or more, Public Administration and Safety: 2.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Public Administration and Safety: 12.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Public Administration and Safety: 11.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Public Administration and Safety: 15.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Public Administration and Safety: 17.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Public Administration and Safety: 18.6% $800 - $999, Public Administration and Safety: 10.5% $650 - $799, Public Administration and Safety: 5.2% $500 - $649, Public Administration and Safety: 2.8% $400 - $499, Public Administration and Safety: 1.0% $300 - $399, Public Administration and Safety: 1.0% $150 - $299, Public Administration and Safety: 0.6% $1 - $149, Public Administration and Safety: 0.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Public Administration and Safety: 0.1%
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 Public Administration and Safety individual income levels in Cairns in 2016 compared to the Wholesale Trade 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, 25.9% of the Public Administration and Safety earned a high income, and 3.0% earned a low income, compared with 9.2% and 8.1% respectively for the Wholesale Trade workforce within Cairns.

The major differences between the weekly income of the Public Administration and Safety in Cairns and the Wholesale Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (12.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1,500 - $1,749 (15.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (10.5% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (5.2% compared to 16.9%)

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