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Local workers - Key statistics - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

In Cairns 80.8% of the local workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) are males and 20.0% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Cairns vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cairns in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)620100.0100.0649100.0100.0-29
Age structure
15 - 24 years345.55.9487.47.7-14
25 - 54 years47276.175.048274.374.8-10
55 - 64 years10216.516.911317.415.8-11
65 years and over111.82.2162.51.7-5
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers23537.927.821032.428.2+25
Clerical and administrative workers9916.016.712419.118.7-25
Machinery operators and drivers8413.516.38412.913.3--
Hours worked
Full time55088.784.954283.583.7+8
Part time6911.114.49815.114.8-29
Bachelor or higher degree10016.122.89815.121.8+2
Advanced diploma or diploma10617.112.77311.210.8+33
Certificate level26342.436.625939.934.8+4
No qualifications14122.726.119530.029.8-54
Individual Income
Less than $500213.43.0--00--
$500 -$1,74932251.953.3--00--
$1,750 or more28546.042.6--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport007.660.99.4-6
Walked only101.61.791.41.8+1
Other Characteristics
Born overseas9214.820.412118.620.2-29
Speaks a language other than English at home304.87.7243.76.6+6
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201650.82.2--00--

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