Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers (Education and Training) 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
|Resident workers occupations|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||171||2.6||3.1||154||2.8||3.3||+17||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,271||19.5||18.7||941||17.0||15.7||+330||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||673||10.3||10.1||564||10.2||10.5||+109||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||20||0.3||0.3||14||0.3||0.3||+6||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||35||0.5||0.5||43||0.8||0.6||-8||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers (Education and Training) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (3,598 people or 55.3%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (1,271 people or 19.5%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (673 people or 10.3%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,542 people in total or 85.2% of the resident workers (Education and Training).
In comparison, Queensland employed 55.4% in Professionals; 18.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 10.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.
There were no major differences in job held between the resident workers (Education and Training) of Cairns and Queensland in 2016.
The number of people in the resident workers (Education and Training)] in Cairns increased by 959 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Education and Training) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns were for those employed as:
- Professionals (+394 people)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+330 people)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (+109 people)
- Managers (+84 people)