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Local workers - Occupations - Accommodation and Food Services

Within Cairns, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Cairns will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Cairns;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Cairns, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cairns in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers1,23017.316.81,11517.017.0+115
Professionals1001.41.5841.31.4+16
Technicians and Trades Workers99514.012.690013.812.7+95
Community and Personal Service Workers1,69523.827.61,52523.326.7+170
Clerical and Administrative Workers4926.94.55117.85.3-19
Sales Workers79311.113.46509.911.5+143
Machinery Operators And Drivers1161.62.0901.41.5+26
Labourers1,66223.321.11,60124.522.9+61
Inadequately described or not stated460.60.6661.00.9-20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 16.8% Professionals, Queensland: 1.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 27.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 4.5% Sales Workers, Queensland: 13.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 2.0% Labourers, Queensland: 21.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 0.6% Managers, Cairns: 17.3% Professionals, Cairns: 1.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns: 23.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns: 6.9% Sales Workers, Cairns: 11.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns: 1.6% Labourers, Cairns: 23.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +115 Professionals, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +16 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +95 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +170 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -19 Sales Workers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +143 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +26 Labourers, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +61 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -20
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 Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,695 local workers or 23.8%)
  • Labourers (1,662 local workers or 23.3%)
  • Managers (1,230 local workers or 17.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,587 people in total or 64.3% of the Accommodation and Food Services local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 27.6% as Community and Personal Service Workers; 21.1% as Labourers; and 16.8% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (6.9% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (23.3% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (23.8% compared to 27.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.1% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Accommodation and Food Services in Cairns workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+170 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+143 local workers)
  • Managers (+115 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+95 local workers)

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