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Local workers - Key statistics - Public Administration and Safety

In Cairns 55.8% of the local workers are males and 44.3% 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 - Public Administration and Safety
NameNumber%Total industries %Number%Total industries %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)5,417100.0100.05,473100.0100.0-56
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3095.714.24488.214.7-139
25 - 54 years4,07775.365.94,20776.967.7-130
55 - 64 years87816.215.772813.314.6+150
65 years and over1482.74.3941.73.1+54
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers1,54428.514.01,54628.215.3-2
Community and personal service workers1,07419.814.01,10220.112.4-28
Hours worked--------------
Full time4,32379.862.14,34379.463.9-20
Part time1,04319.336.11,05919.333.9-16
Bachelor or higher degree1,58329.223.31,38225.319.7+201
Advanced diploma or diploma1,00118.512.189716.410.4+104
Certificate level1,34424.827.51,33624.426.2+8
No qualifications1,34924.933.91,68130.739.1-332
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001643.016.7--------
$500 -$1,7493,78769.968.6--------
$1,750 or more1,40125.913.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport460.81.8691.32.0-23
Walked only1172.23.41432.63.6-26
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas96917.926.994117.224.9+28
Speaks a language other than English at home3536.513.63336.110.5+20
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016510.94.5--------

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