Local workers - Occupations - Construction
Within Cairns, the Construction workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce.
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
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.
|Local workers occupations|
|Cairns - Construction||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %||Number||%||Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||2,088||46.2||37.1||2,064||46.4||33.2||+24||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||7||0.2||0.8||3||0.1||0.5||+4||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||598||13.2||15.6||686||15.4||19.6||-88||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||390||8.6||13.3||378||8.5||13.3||+12||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||45||1.0||3.2||35||0.8||2.1||+10||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the Construction workforce in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (2,088 local workers or 46.2%)
- Managers (606 local workers or 13.4%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (598 local workers or 13.2%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,292 people in total or 72.8% of the Construction local workers .
In comparison, the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce within Cairns employed 37.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 12.2% as Managers; and 15.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Construction workforce in Cairns and the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (46.2% compared to 37.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.7% compared to 4.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (2.8% compared to 11.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.6% compared to 13.3%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Construction in Cairns workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-88 local workers)
- Managers (+36 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+30 local workers)
- Labourers (+26 local workers)