Local workers - Occupations - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
In Cairns (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing), 35.2% of workers were Managers, compared to 47.2% in 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||75||7.1||4.7||53||6.6||4.1||+22|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||77||7.3||0.5||--||0||0.3||--|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||77||7.3||4.9||91||11.4||4.5||-14|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||81||7.7||7.0||58||7.3||6.4||+23|
|Inadequately described or not stated||5||0.5||0.9||1||0.1||0.8||+4|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Managers (371 local workers or 35.2%)
- Labourers (236 local workers or 22.4%)
- Professionals (107 local workers or 10.2%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 714 people in total or 67.7% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 47.2% as Managers; 30.3% as Labourers and 3.2% as Professionals.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Managers (35.2% compared to 47.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Labourers (22.4% compared to 30.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Professionals (10.2% compared to 3.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.3% compared to 0.5%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Labourers (+92 local workers)
- Professionals (+73 local workers)
- Managers (-44 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+23 local workers)