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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Other Services) technicians and trades 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%Mining%Number%Mining%2011 to 2016
Managers2056.86.41896.68.1+16
Professionals2939.78.61846.411.9+109
Technicians and Trades Workers1,34744.433.51,40649.227.7-59
Community and Personal Service Workers43714.41.231210.91.4+125
Clerical and Administrative Workers33711.15.133511.77.0+2
Sales Workers501.60.5461.60.3+4
Machinery Operators And Drivers481.639.2531.936.6-5
Labourers2999.84.131511.05.6-16
Inadequately described or not stated200.71.4200.71.40

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 - Other Services: 6.8% Professionals, Cairns - Other Services: 9.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Other Services: 44.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Other Services: 14.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Other Services: 11.1% Sales Workers, Cairns - Other Services: 1.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Other Services: 1.6% Labourers, Cairns - Other Services: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Other Services: 0.7%
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 - Other Services: +16 Professionals, Cairns - Other Services: +109 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Other Services: -59 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Other Services: +125 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Other Services: +2 Sales Workers, Cairns - Other Services: +4 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Other Services: -5 Labourers, Cairns - Other Services: -16 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Other Services: 0
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 (Other Services) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,347 people or 44.4%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (437 people or 14.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (337 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,121 people in total or 69.9% of the resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, Mining employed 33.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 1.2% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 5.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Other Services) of Cairns and Mining were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.4% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (44.4% compared to 33.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.1% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.6% compared to 39.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Other Services)] in Cairns increased by 176 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+125 people)
  • Professionals (+109 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-59 people)

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