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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) 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%Wholesale Trade%Number%Wholesale Trade%2011 to 2016
Managers5749.917.15589.718.0+16
Professionals1,15419.94.61,00617.54.6+148
Technicians and Trades Workers63310.910.469712.111.5-64
Community and Personal Service Workers1,24821.50.61,24321.60.2+5
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,57927.216.61,57927.415.20
Sales Workers330.624.7460.823.9-13
Machinery Operators And Drivers1152.018.71172.018.2-2
Labourers3466.06.43616.37.4-15
Inadequately described or not stated1172.00.81562.71.1-39

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 - Wholesale Trade : 17.1% Professionals, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 4.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 10.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 0.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 16.6% Sales Workers, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 24.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 18.7% Labourers, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 6.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Wholesale Trade : 0.8% Managers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 9.9% Professionals, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 10.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 21.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 27.2% Sales Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 2.0% Labourers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 6.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 2.0%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +16 Professionals, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +148 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -64 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +5 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Sales Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -13 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -2 Labourers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -15 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -39
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 (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,579 people or 27.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,248 people or 21.5%)
  • Professionals (1,154 people or 19.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,981 people in total or 68.6% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, Wholesale Trade employed 16.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 0.6% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 4.6% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of Cairns and Wholesale Trade were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (21.5% compared to 0.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Professionals (19.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Sales Workers (0.6% compared to 24.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.0% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety)] in Cairns increased by 36 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+148 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-64 people)

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