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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) clerical and administrative 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%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 to 2016
Managers13712.87.117714.77.1-40
Professionals31629.549.430225.146.6+14
Technicians and Trades Workers151.413.3110.912.4+4
Community and Personal Service Workers40.40.570.60.4-3
Clerical and Administrative Workers53449.825.263252.628.7-98
Sales Workers403.71.8494.11.7-9
Machinery Operators And Drivers30.30.440.30.6-1
Labourers40.41.640.31.60
Inadequately described or not stated191.80.6161.30.7+3

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 7.1% Professionals, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 49.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 13.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 25.2% Sales Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.4% Labourers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.6% Managers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 12.8% Professionals, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 29.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 49.8% Sales Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 3.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.3% Labourers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.8%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: -40 Professionals, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: +14 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: +4 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -98 Sales Workers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -1 Labourers, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: +3
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (534 people or 49.8%)
  • Professionals (316 people or 29.5%)
  • Managers (137 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 987 people in total or 92.1% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services).

In comparison, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employed 25.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 49.4% in Professionals; and 7.1% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) of Cairns and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (49.8% compared to 25.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Managers (12.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Professionals (29.5% compared to 49.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (1.4% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services)] in Cairns decreased by 130 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns was for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-98 people)

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