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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) managers 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 - Males20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers31640.949.432548.455.8-9
Professionals638.23.2365.42.4+27
Technicians and Trades Workers749.65.4578.54.6+17
Community and Personal Service Workers91.20.230.40.1+6
Clerical and Administrative Workers111.40.981.20.6+3
Sales Workers131.71.030.40.6+10
Machinery Operators And Drivers10113.19.97611.38.8+25
Labourers18123.429.216023.826.3+21
Inadequately described or not stated50.60.940.60.8+1

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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 49.4% Professionals, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 3.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 5.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 0.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 0.9% Sales Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 1.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 9.9% Labourers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 29.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing male  : 0.9% Managers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 40.9% Professionals, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 8.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 9.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.4% Sales Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 13.1% Labourers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 23.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.6%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -9 Professionals, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +27 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +17 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +6 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Sales Workers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +10 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +25 Labourers, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +21 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1
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 male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (316 people or 40.9%)
  • Labourers (181 people or 23.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (101 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 598 people in total or 77.3% of the male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 49.4% in Managers; 29.2% in Labourers; and 9.9% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Professionals (8.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Managers (40.9% compared to 49.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Labourers (23.4% compared to 29.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing)] in Cairns increased by 101 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the male resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns.

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