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Local workers - Key statistics - Transport, Postal and Warehousing

In Cairns 70.4% of the local workers are males and 29.7% are female.

The local workers are 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 worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

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.

Local workers key statistics - Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Cairns20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)4,179100.0100.04,242100.0100.0-63
Males2,94070.475.42,92769.075.7+13
Females1,24129.724.61,30930.924.3-68
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2856.86.92626.27.5+23
25 - 54 years2,86368.567.03,02271.269.0-159
55 - 64 years78418.820.375917.919.2+25
65 years and over2536.15.81924.54.2+61
Top three occupations--------------
Machinery operators and drivers1,25530.041.41,20228.340.1+53
Clerical and administrative workers64615.519.676218.021.0-116
Professionals55013.28.156613.37.9-16
Hours worked--------------
Full time2,98571.472.43,04271.772.3-57
Part time1,15227.626.21,13126.724.1+21
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree56013.412.247011.19.7+90
Advanced diploma or diploma56713.610.050011.87.9+67
Certificate level1,23829.627.71,10626.124.7+132
No qualifications1,70140.747.21,96346.353.2-262
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003718.910.1--------
$500 -$1,7493,10574.369.4--------
$1,750 or more65915.819.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car3,14875.370.82,93769.266.4+211
Public Transport330.84.9370.96.0-4
Bicycle1022.40.81132.70.8-11
Walked only761.81.91042.52.3-28
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,26030.227.41,18728.023.5+73
Speaks a language other than English at home62815.012.345610.78.5+172
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161533.74.0--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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