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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) technicians and trades 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers7311.112.1678.711.1+6
Professionals7210.916.710013.017.2-28
Technicians and Trades Workers25638.927.726033.728.2-4
Community and Personal Service Workers50.80.430.40.3+2
Clerical and Administrative Workers9814.916.615620.218.8-58
Sales Workers111.71.7101.31.8+1
Machinery Operators And Drivers9214.016.28711.313.3+5
Labourers335.07.1648.37.8-31
Inadequately described or not stated182.71.4243.11.7-6

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, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 16.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 27.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 0.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 16.6% Sales Workers, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 16.2% Labourers, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 7.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.4% Managers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 11.1% Professionals, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 10.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 38.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 14.9% Sales Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 14.0% Labourers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 5.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.7%
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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +6 Professionals, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -28 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -4 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +2 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -58 Sales Workers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +5 Labourers, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -31 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -6
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 (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (256 people or 38.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (98 people or 14.9%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (92 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 446 people in total or 67.8% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 27.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 16.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 16.2% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (38.9% compared to 27.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Professionals (10.9% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.0% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Labourers (5.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services)] in Cairns decreased by 113 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns was for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-58 people)

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