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Economic data

Economy id

Council's Economic Profile Tool Economy id presents economic data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary. Available free of charge for businesses and investors, Economy ID provides extensive data on local industry and economic performance, industry sectors, employment characteristics, infrastructure and assets.

An FNQROC Economic Profile is also available, providing data for the region covered by the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC), from Hinchinbrook to Cook and west to Carpentaria.

Queensland Government statistics

The Queensland Government Statistician's Office (QGSO) provides a broad range of expert services to support national, whole-of-government and agency policies, programs, and service delivery decisions. The QCSO is part of Queensland Treasury and provides statistics and information to government, business and the community.

Tourism visitor data

The Tropical North Queensland Regional Snapshot is produced by Tourism and Events Queensland (a Queensland Government lead agency). The Snapshot provides an overview of visitors to the region, with high-level details including where visitors came from, why they came and what they spent during their visit. Changes over time, drivers of change and insights into trends are also included.

ABS Census data

The Census of Population and Housing provides a snapshot of the nation as well as key information that benefits you and your community.

Council has prepared a Snapshot of 2016 Census highlights ( PDF, 0.53 MB ). The data shows that the Cairns Local Government Area is a growing and culturally diverse community.


Council's e-newsletter is a source of local economy news, happenings and opportunities for existing and new businesses and investors.


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Last updated: 30 July 2018