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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) community and personal service workers 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%All industries%Number%All industries%2011 to 2016
Managers1,28717.710.91,14117.211.2+146
Professionals1021.419.2811.217.7+21
Technicians and Trades Workers1,01013.915.092313.915.9+87
Community and Personal Service Workers1,71223.613.71,54423.212.1+168
Clerical and Administrative Workers4906.713.25147.714.5-24
Sales Workers79911.010.76589.910.9+141
Machinery Operators And Drivers1171.65.6981.55.9+19
Labourers1,69223.39.91,62724.59.9+65
Inadequately described or not stated520.71.7671.01.8-15

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, Cairns - All industries : 10.9% Professionals, Cairns - All industries : 19.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - All industries : 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - All industries : 13.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - All industries : 13.2% Sales Workers, Cairns - All industries : 10.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - All industries : 5.6% Labourers, Cairns - All industries : 9.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - All industries : 1.7% Managers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 17.7% Professionals, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 23.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 6.7% Sales Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 11.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Labourers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 23.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.7%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +146 Professionals, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +21 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +87 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +168 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -24 Sales Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +141 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +19 Labourers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +65 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -15
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,712 people or 23.6%)
  • Labourers (1,692 people or 23.3%)
  • Managers (1,287 people or 17.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,691 people in total or 64.6% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, All industries employed 13.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 9.9% in Labourers; and 10.9% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of Cairns and All industries were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Labourers (23.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (23.6% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Managers (17.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Professionals (1.4% compared to 19.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services)] in Cairns increased by 608 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+168 people)
  • Managers (+146 people)
  • Sales Workers (+141 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+87 people)

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