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Local workers - Key statistics - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In Cairns 62.3% of the local workers are males and 37.4% 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,060100.0100.0792100.0100.0+268
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years11310.711.5475.910.0+66
25 - 54 years58855.554.342954.254.9+159
55 - 64 years21920.719.117321.820.3+46
65 years and over14713.915.114918.814.8-2
Top three occupations--------------
Hours worked--------------
Full time70266.271.454368.671.2+159
Part time33631.726.823329.424.7+103
Bachelor or higher degree17316.310.8648.18.2+109
Advanced diploma or diploma837.87.7556.96.6+28
Certificate level29227.521.419024.017.8+102
No qualifications47544.856.342954.262.9+46
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50021920.725.8--------
$500 -$1,74970966.962.4--------
$1,750 or more1039.79.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport70.71.730.41.3+4
Walked only1019.58.19111.59.1+10
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas22521.218.013817.414.6+87
Speaks a language other than English at home13312.512.110913.88.6+24
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016484.56.4--------

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