Local workers - Occupations - Public Administration and Safety
In Cairns (Public Administration and Safety), 28.5% of workers were Clerical and Administrative Workers, compared to 26.8% 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 - Public Administration and Safety||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||585||10.8||8.0||682||12.5||7.6||-97|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,074||19.8||22.4||1,102||20.1||21.4||-28|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||1,544||28.5||26.8||1,546||28.3||27.8||-2|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||110||2.0||3.2||112||2.0||3.3||-2|
|Inadequately described or not stated||109||2.0||1.7||148||2.7||2.8||-39|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Cairns in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,544 local workers or 28.5%)
- Professionals (1,112 local workers or 20.5%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (1,074 local workers or 19.8%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,730 people in total or 68.8% of the Public Administration and Safety local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 26.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; 21.8% as Professionals and 22.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.8% compared to 8.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (19.8% compared to 22.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (28.5% compared to 26.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Professionals (20.5% compared to 21.8%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Professionals (+134 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-97 local workers)
- Inadequately described or not stated (-39 local workers)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (-28 local workers)