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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Construction) 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%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%2011 to 2016
Managers68711.711.167311.08.7+14
Professionals1362.310.91332.213.0+3
Technicians and Trades Workers3,00951.138.93,14051.333.7-131
Community and Personal Service Workers90.20.8110.20.4-2
Clerical and Administrative Workers60110.214.970511.520.2-104
Sales Workers931.61.7530.91.3+40
Machinery Operators And Drivers4868.214.05178.411.3-31
Labourers82113.95.083513.68.3-14
Inadequately described or not stated500.82.7520.83.1-2

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 - 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% Managers, Cairns - Construction: 11.7% Professionals, Cairns - Construction: 2.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Construction: 51.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Construction: 0.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Construction: 10.2% Sales Workers, Cairns - Construction: 1.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Construction: 8.2% Labourers, Cairns - Construction: 13.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Construction: 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 - Construction: +14 Professionals, Cairns - Construction: +3 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Construction: -131 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Construction: -2 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Construction: -104 Sales Workers, Cairns - Construction: +40 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Construction: -31 Labourers, Cairns - Construction: -14 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Construction: -2
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 (Construction) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,009 people or 51.1%)
  • Labourers (821 people or 13.9%)
  • Managers (687 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,517 people in total or 76.6% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services employed 38.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 5.0% in Labourers; and 11.1% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (51.1% compared to 38.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Labourers (13.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Professionals (2.3% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.2% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Construction)] in Cairns decreased by 227 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-131 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-104 people)

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