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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.

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

Data source

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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers37135.247.241551.954.0-44
Professionals10710.23.2344.32.2+73
Technicians and Trades Workers757.14.7536.64.1+22
Community and Personal Service Workers777.30.5--00.3--
Clerical and Administrative Workers777.34.99111.44.5-14
Sales Workers252.41.330.40.6+22
Machinery Operators And Drivers817.77.0587.36.4+23
Labourers23622.430.314418.027.2+92
Inadequately described or not stated50.50.910.10.8+4
Total Persons1,054100.0100.0799100.0100.0+255

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

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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