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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) clerical and administrative 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 - Females20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers1927.79.11767.28.4+16
Professionals61324.726.448319.723.8+130
Technicians and Trades Workers793.22.31174.82.5-38
Community and Personal Service Workers31312.613.033213.512.1-19
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,15146.343.01,17247.745.1-21
Sales Workers230.91.0351.41.1-12
Machinery Operators And Drivers----0.630.10.6--
Labourers722.93.1622.53.6+10
Inadequately described or not stated421.71.5773.12.8-35

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 female  : 9.1% Professionals, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 26.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 2.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 43.0% Sales Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 1.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 0.6% Labourers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 3.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 1.5% Managers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 7.7% Professionals, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 24.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 3.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 12.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 46.3% Sales Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 0.9% Labourers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 2.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: 1.7%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +16 Professionals, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +130 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -38 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -19 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -21 Sales Workers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -12 Labourers, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +10 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -35
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 female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,151 people or 46.3%)
  • Professionals (613 people or 24.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (313 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,077 people in total or 83.6% of the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, Queensland employed 43.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 26.4% in Professionals; and 13.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (46.3% compared to 43.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Professionals (24.7% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Managers (7.7% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety)] in Cairns increased by 28 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns was for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+130 females)

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