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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) 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 - Males20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers38111.511.538511.611.0-4
Professionals54316.418.052215.718.3+21
Technicians and Trades Workers55516.712.558117.511.8-26
Community and Personal Service Workers93428.230.191127.428.9+23
Clerical and Administrative Workers42712.913.641312.413.7+14
Sales Workers90.30.4120.40.4-3
Machinery Operators And Drivers1163.55.21153.55.5+1
Labourers2748.36.82999.07.7-25
Inadequately described or not stated772.31.8882.62.7-11

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 - Public Administration and Safety male  : 11.5% Professionals, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 18.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 12.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 30.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 0.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 5.2% Labourers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 6.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety male  : 1.8% Managers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 11.5% Professionals, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 16.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 16.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 28.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 12.9% Sales Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 3.5% Labourers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 8.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 2.3%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: -4 Professionals, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +21 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -26 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +23 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +14 Sales Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -3 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +1 Labourers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -25 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -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 male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (934 people or 28.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (555 people or 16.7%)
  • Professionals (543 people or 16.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,032 people in total or 61.3% of the male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, Queensland employed 30.1% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 12.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 18.0% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (28.2% compared to 30.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Professionals (16.4% compared to 18.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety)] in Cairns decreased by 10 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns.

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