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Local workers - Key statistics - Education and Training

In Cairns 25.8% of the local workers are males and 74.2% 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 - Education and Training
Cairns20162011Change
NameNumber%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)6,249100.0100.05,519100.0100.0+730
Males1,61225.845.61,53727.844.1+75
Females4,63774.254.53,97672.055.9+661
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3876.232.63005.429.3+87
25 - 54 years4,41770.755.54,04973.458.5+368
55 - 64 years1,19319.19.41,00318.210.2+190
65 years and over2584.12.71582.91.8+100
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals3,43154.91.43,19457.91.3+237
Community and personal service workers1,23819.823.892016.723.3+318
Clerical and administrative workers64010.26.956410.27.8+76
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,47555.645.83,05255.350.6+423
Part time2,73343.752.92,39843.446.9+335
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3,45455.311.62,98754.18.6+467
Advanced diploma or diploma69011.011.362611.38.1+64
Certificate level96015.423.480814.622.8+152
No qualifications1,00216.050.691616.655.0+86
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50085013.636.1--------
$500 -$1,7494,35869.759.9--------
$1,750 or more97715.62.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car5,14482.365.14,46380.961.0+681
Public Transport811.35.1591.15.3+22
Bicycle1111.83.71152.14.1-4
Walked only1782.88.31723.18.9+6
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,43322.942.21,21422.037.5+219
Speaks a language other than English at home6109.828.04528.221.2+158
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161602.611.8--------

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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