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Local workers - Key statistics - Administrative and Support Services

In Cairns 45.6% of the local workers are males and 54.3% 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 - Administrative and Support Services
NameNumber%Total industries %Number%Total industries %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)2,678100.0100.02,073100.0100.0+605
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2469.214.21848.914.7+62
25 - 54 years1,87770.165.91,53273.967.7+345
55 - 64 years43816.415.730014.514.6+138
65 years and over1104.14.3542.63.1+56
Top three occupations--------------
Community and personal service workers49218.414.034916.812.4+143
Clerical and administrative workers38714.514.031415.115.3+73
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,55958.262.11,24360.063.9+316
Part time1,06539.836.179938.533.9+266
Bachelor or higher degree39214.623.328513.719.7+107
Advanced diploma or diploma32112.012.121910.610.4+102
Certificate level72627.127.549223.726.2+234
No qualifications1,13142.233.995746.239.1+174
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50051819.316.7--------
$500 -$1,7491,97273.668.6--------
$1,750 or more1395.213.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport853.21.8552.72.0+30
Walked only833.13.4733.53.6+10
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,02938.426.969633.624.9+333
Speaks a language other than English at home61122.813.634316.510.5+268
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162298.64.5--------

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