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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) community and personal service 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers20214.114.516413.012.9+38
Professionals24817.319.721517.019.5+33
Technicians and Trades Workers16411.411.115812.511.8+6
Community and Personal Service Workers46232.226.741132.626.2+51
Clerical and Administrative Workers1168.110.713110.412.1-15
Sales Workers956.65.7776.15.6+18
Machinery Operators And Drivers221.52.1252.02.0-3
Labourers1027.18.3695.58.8+33
Inadequately described or not stated231.61.2121.01.2+11

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, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 14.5% Professionals, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 19.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 11.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 26.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 10.7% Sales Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 5.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.1% Labourers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 8.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 1.2% Managers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 14.1% Professionals, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 17.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 11.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 32.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 8.1% Sales Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 6.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 1.5% Labourers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 7.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 1.6%
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 - Arts and Recreation Services: +38 Professionals, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +33 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +6 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +51 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: -15 Sales Workers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +18 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: -3 Labourers, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +33 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +11
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 (Arts and Recreation Services) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (462 people or 32.2%)
  • Professionals (248 people or 17.3%)
  • Managers (202 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 912 people in total or 63.6% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 26.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 19.7% in Professionals; and 14.5% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) of Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (32.2% compared to 26.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Professionals (17.3% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Labourers (7.1% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services)] in Cairns increased by 172 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns was for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+51 people)

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