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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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
Managers2437.16.42457.18.1-2
Professionals1,68149.48.61,61746.611.9+64
Technicians and Trades Workers45113.333.543012.427.7+21
Community and Personal Service Workers180.51.2150.41.4+3
Clerical and Administrative Workers85625.25.199728.77.0-141
Sales Workers611.80.5601.70.3+1
Machinery Operators And Drivers150.439.2210.636.6-6
Labourers531.64.1571.65.6-4
Inadequately described or not stated220.61.4260.71.4-4

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 - 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%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2 Professionals, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +64 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +21 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -141 Sales Workers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +1 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -6 Labourers, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -4 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -4
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,681 people or 49.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (856 people or 25.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (451 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,988 people in total or 87.9% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, Mining employed 8.6% in Professionals; 5.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 33.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Professionals (49.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (25.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (0.4% compared to 39.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.3% compared to 33.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services)] in Cairns decreased by 68 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns were for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-141 people)
  • Professionals (+64 people)

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