Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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||337||3.2||3.4||322||3.6||3.6||+15||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||3,279||31.4||32.0||2,709||30.6||31.4||+570||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||1,502||14.4||14.6||1,331||15.0||15.0||+171||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||80||0.8||0.7||64||0.7||0.6||+16||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||72||0.7||0.6||122||1.4||1.1||-50||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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (4,259 people or 40.8%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (3,279 people or 31.4%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,502 people or 14.4%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,040 people in total or 86.6% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).
In comparison, Queensland employed 39.0% in Professionals; 32.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 14.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major difference between the jobs held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of Cairns and Queensland was:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Professionals (40.8% compared to 39.0%)
The number of people in the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance)] in Cairns increased by 1,581 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns were for those employed as:
- Professionals (+786 people)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+570 people)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (+171 people)
- Managers (+57 people)