Local workers - Occupations - Public Administration and Safety
Within Cairns, the Public Administration and Safety workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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
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 - Public Administration and Safety||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland %||Number||%||Queensland %||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||585||10.8||8.0||682||12.5||7.6||-97||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,074||19.8||22.4||1,102||20.1||21.4||-28||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||1,544||28.5||26.8||1,546||28.3||27.8||-2||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||110||2.0||3.2||112||2.0||3.3||-2||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||109||2.0||1.7||148||2.7||2.8||-39||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 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 employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.8% compared to 8.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (28.5% compared to 26.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (19.8% compared to 22.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (20.5% compared to 21.8%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Public Administration and Safety in Cairns workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 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)