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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) professionals 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%Mining%Number%Mining%2011 to 2016
Managers8815.06.49514.68.1-7
Professionals15827.08.618528.511.9-27
Technicians and Trades Workers13022.233.512619.427.7+4
Community and Personal Service Workers71.21.230.51.4+4
Clerical and Administrative Workers7112.15.18613.37.0-15
Sales Workers9716.60.510616.30.3-9
Machinery Operators And Drivers61.039.2182.836.6-12
Labourers203.44.1203.15.60
Inadequately described or not stated91.51.4101.51.4-1

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 - Mining : 6.4% Professionals, Cairns - Mining : 8.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Mining : 33.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Mining : 1.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Mining : 5.1% Sales Workers, Cairns - Mining : 0.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Mining : 39.2% Labourers, Cairns - Mining : 4.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Mining : 1.4% Managers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 15.0% Professionals, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 27.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 22.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 12.1% Sales Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 16.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.0% Labourers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.5%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: -7 Professionals, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: -27 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: +4 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: +4 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: -15 Sales Workers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: -9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: -12 Labourers, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Information Media and Telecommunications: -1
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (158 people or 27.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (130 people or 22.2%)
  • Sales Workers (97 people or 16.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 385 people in total or 65.7% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, Mining employed 8.6% in Professionals; 33.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 0.5% in Sales Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of Cairns and Mining were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Professionals (27.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Sales Workers (16.6% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.0% compared to 39.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (22.2% compared to 33.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications)] in Cairns decreased by 63 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns.

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