Cairns Regional CouncilCommunity profile

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Cairns has a total population of 156,901 and 69,050 dwellings in 2016.

Additional areas are summary profiles that present a sub-set of socio-demographic information and are designed for areas which have too small a population for detailed profiling.

Please note that these are summary tables that include selected statistics drawn from the 2016 Census. Therefore the sum of these selected components may not equal the totals given in these tables.

Cairns summary profile, 2016
NameNumber%Regional QLD %
Population Summary----0.0
Total Population156,901100.0100.0
Australian citizens127,06481.084.1
Eligible voters (citizens 18+)93,63359.763.5
Indigenous population14,0969.05.4
Needs assistance due to age or disability6,9404.45.5
Age Structure----0.0
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)10,2216.56.1
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)15,6089.99.4
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)12,6508.17.7
Tertiary education/independence (18 to 24)12,5808.08.3
Young workforce (25 to 34)21,32513.612.4
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)34,41921.919.6
Older workers & pre-retirees (50 to 59)21,37513.613.4
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,33210.411.7
Seniors (70 to 84)10,4086.69.4
Frail aged (85 and over)1,9811.31.9
Total Population156,901100.0100.0
Household Types----0.0
Couples with children15,75525.326.1
Couples without children14,67823.626.8
One parent families7,48812.010.5
Lone person households14,57723.422.5
Group households2,6894.33.8
Total households (inc. non-classifiable)62,267100.0100.0
Attending pre-school or primary school15,5179.99.6
Attending secondary school10,3646.66.3
Attending university or TAFE institution7,9325.14.8
Total persons (including those not attending)156,901100.0100.0
Dwelling Summary----0.0
Separate houses46,32767.473.0
Medium and high density19,99229.122.8
Other dwellings (inc. Caravans, houseboats)1,8382.73.4
Occupied private dwellings62,26790.287.9
Unoccupied Dwellings6,4839.411.7
Non private dwellings3000.40.4
Total dwellings69,050100.0100.0
Housing Tenure----0.0
Total households (inc. not stated and other)69,048100.0100.0
Household Income----0.0
Less than $650 (low)10,62518.419.4
$650 to $1,449 (lower middle)18,15431.432.4
$1,449 to $2,499 (upper middle)13,10322.721.1
$2,500 or more (high)9,24316.015.8
Incomes not stated6,68511.611.3
Total households57,810100.0100.0
Internet Connection----0.0
Internet connection47,07375.675.8
No internet connection8,42513.515.0
Not stated6,76410.99.2
Total households62,267100.0100.0

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