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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) managers in Cairns than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Cairns's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Cairns 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011 to 2016
Managers40334.349.741345.855.8-10
Professionals12310.52.8384.22.0+85
Technicians and Trades Workers927.84.3637.03.7+29
Community and Personal Service Workers776.60.591.00.3+68
Clerical and Administrative Workers796.74.59310.34.3-14
Sales Workers353.01.060.70.5+29
Machinery Operators And Drivers1008.57.3768.46.6+24
Labourers25621.829.020022.226.1+56
Inadequately described or not stated90.80.940.40.7+5

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 49.7% Professionals, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.5% Sales Workers, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 7.3% Labourers, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 29.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional QLD - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.9% Managers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 34.3% Professionals, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 10.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.7% Sales Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 8.5% Labourers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 21.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -10 Professionals, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +85 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +29 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +68 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -14 Sales Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +29 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +24 Labourers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +56 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (403 people or 34.3%)
  • Labourers (256 people or 21.8%)
  • Professionals (123 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 782 people in total or 66.6% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 49.7% in Managers; 29.0% in Labourers; and 2.8% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of Cairns and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Professionals (10.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (6.6% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Managers (34.3% compared to 49.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Labourers (21.8% compared to 29.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing)] in Cairns increased by 272 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+85 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+68 people)
  • Labourers (+56 people)

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