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Local workers - Occupations - Administrative and Support Services

In Cairns (Administrative and Support Services), 34.0% of workers were Labourers, compared to 41.0% 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 - Administrative and Support Services 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers2609.78.923011.18.6+30
Professionals2439.19.623711.412.3+6
Technicians and Trades Workers1887.08.41406.79.4+48
Community and Personal Service Workers49218.49.534916.88.6+143
Clerical and Administrative Workers38714.416.031415.115.3+73
Sales Workers883.32.7823.93.3+6
Machinery Operators And Drivers843.13.1512.53.1+33
Labourers91234.041.065331.438.3+259
Inadequately described or not stated271.00.9241.21.0+3
Total Persons2,681100.0100.02,080100.0100.0+601

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 Administrative and Support Services workforce in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (912 local workers or 34.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (492 local workers or 18.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (387 local workers or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,791 people in total or 66.8% of the Administrative and Support Services local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 41.0% as Labourers; 9.5% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 16.0% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers(Administrative and Support Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (18.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Administrative and Support Services) employed as Labourers (34.0% compared to 41.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Administrative and Support Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.4% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Administrative and Support Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.0% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Administrative and Support Services workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Labourers (+259 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+143 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+73 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+48 local workers)

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