Cairns LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Cairns was 133,911 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cairns is 35 years of age.

70.8% of people living in the region of Cairns were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 3.5% New Zealand, 1.1% Japan, 1.1% Philippines, 0.8% Germany, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% India, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Italy.

80.8% of people living in Cairns speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.0% Other, 1.5% Japanese, 0.8% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.7% German, 0.7% Italian, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Korean, 0.3% French.

The religious makeup of Cairns is 24.9% No religion, 24.9% Catholic, 17.1% Anglican, 11.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.5% Uniting Church, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.3% Lutheran.

42.2% of people are married, 39.7% have never married and 10.5% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 4182 widowed people living in Cairns.

59.8% of the people living in Cairns over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.4% are working on a part time basis. Cairns has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Cairns are 18.1% Professionals, 15.7% Technicians & trades workers, 14.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.3% Community & personal service workers, 11.1% Sales workers, 11.0% Managers, 9.7% Labourers, 5.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cairns work in are 12.9% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Retail trade, 10.0% Accommodation and food services, 8.6% Construction, 8.4% Public administration and safety, 7.9% Education and training, 6.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.8% Manufacturing.

21.9% of homes are fully owned, and 34.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 40.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $631 per week and the median household income is $1164 per week.

The median rent in Cairns is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.