City Profile - Cairns; Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail.

City Profile - Cairns; Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail.

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City Profile-Cairns; Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail.


Cairns city is situated at the center of Far North Queensland or Tropical North Queensland Region, which also includes the cities of Mackay and Townsville, and the Islands of Torres Strait. Cairns is a local government area, also called as Cairns Regional Council local government area. The region is a narrow coastal strip between the Great Dividing Range and the Coral Sea, covering a total land area of 1,687km2


City Profile-Cairns provides historical and forecast data on key city level metrics along with analytical coverage of the latest political, economic, social, technological, infrastructural, legal and environmental issues affecting Cairns. The report contains detailed tourism, retail, construction, technology and public infrastructure data and insight into economic, social, and industry trends.


- The service and industry sectors remain the key contributors to the regional economy-and the major employers.

- Cairns is one of the key tourist destinations in Australia, for both domestic and international tourists.

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- Gain a comprehensive knowledge of future economic and demographic trends and understand the performance of various sectors within the city.

- Analyze and understand the business environment in the city to align your investment and expansion strategies.

- The report helps to drive a conclusion in choosing a suitable city to invest or expand according to your business structure.

- Explore new opportunities in the hospitality, tourism, construction, real estate and retail sectors.

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Table of Contents

City Snapshot 2

PEST Analysis 6

Political 6

Economic 7

Social 16

Technology and Infrastructure 21

Communications 21

Internal Transport Networks 21

Connectivity 21

Airports 22

Port 23

Business Environment Analysis 25

Travel and Tourism 26

Tourism Flows 26

Hotels 28

Attractions 30

Events 31

Construction and Real Estate 32

Investment 32

Real Estate Market 33

Retail 34

Retail Market 34

Consumption, Income and Prices 34

Appendix 35

Sources 35

Further Reading 35

Ask the Analyst 35

About MarketLine 35

Disclaimer 35

List of Figures

Figure 1: Cairns city-real GDP growth, 2000-25 8

Figure 2: Cairns city-economic growth comparison, (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 10

Figure 3: Cairns city-GDP percapita comparison (2000-25) 12

Figure 4: Cairns city-employment structure (2000-25) (% of total) 14

Figure 5: Cairns city-population by comparison (2000-25) 17

Figure 6: Cairns city-population by age, (2000-25) (% of total) 19

List of Tables

Table 1: Cairns city-key facts (estimates), 2017 2

Table 2: Cairns city-real GDP growth, 2000-25 9

Table 3: Cairns city-economic growth comparison, (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 11

Table 4: Cairns city-GDP per capita comparison (2000-25) (USD ) 13

Table 5: Cairns city-employment structure (2000-25) (% of total) 15

Table 6: Cairns city-main universities, 2017 16

Table 7: Cairns city-population by comparison (2000-25) (million) 18

Table 8: Cairns city -population by age, (2000-25) (% of total) 20

Table 9: Cairns Airport-key indicators 22

Table 10: Cairns port-cargo (tons) 24

Table 11: Tropical North Queensland region-tourist arrival indicators, 2016-17 27

Table 12: Tropical North Queensland region-international arrivals by country of residence 27

Table 13: Tropical North Queensland region-visitors arrivals and nights spent, 2017 28

Table 14: Cairns city-hotel key performance indicators 29

Table 15: Cairns city-UNESCO World Heritage Sites 30

Table 16: Cairns city-MICE * and Other Events 31

Table 17: Cairns city-building permits and value 32

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