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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Cook Shire, Mining is the largest employer, generating 1,152 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Cook Shire.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Cook Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Cook Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing96225.04.02609.73.1+701
Mining1,15230.03.464424.03.7+507
Manufacturing822.17.61094.17.9-27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services150.41.4361.31.6-20
Construction2336.111.12348.710.7-1
Wholesale Trade701.83.3130.53.3+57
Retail Trade1273.37.91676.29.1-40
Accommodation and Food Services1614.25.72589.65.6-97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing822.15.7562.16.0+26
Information Media and Telecommunications001.310.01.4-1
Financial and Insurance Services002.610.02.5-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.02.0150.62.1-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services451.27.71174.47.8-72
Administrative and Support Services280.73.1471.83.1-19
Public Administration and Safety2737.16.72489.36.9+25
Education and Training2636.88.41505.67.7+113
Health Care and Social Assistance1854.812.61826.811.5+4
Arts and Recreation Services832.11.5732.71.5+10
Other Services842.24.1722.74.5+12
Total industries3,845100.0100.02,681100.0100.0+1,164

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Cook Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (1,152 people or 30.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (962 people or 25.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (273 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,387 people in total or 62.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.4% in Mining; 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 6.7% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (30.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.8% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.2% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Cook Shire increased by increased by 1,164 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Cook Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+701 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+507 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+113 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+57 full-time equivalent local workers)

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