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Employment by industry (Total)

In Cook Shire, Mining is the largest employer, generating 1,237 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Cook Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cook Shire Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Cook Shire Council'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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Cook Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing78719.13.12708.82.8+517
Mining1,23730.02.679525.82.8+442
Manufacturing812.06.9993.27.0-18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.31.2401.31.3-26
Construction2205.39.72006.59.3+21
Wholesale Trade661.63.1160.53.1+49
Retail Trade1493.69.51795.810.2-30
Accommodation and Food Services2546.27.22979.67.3-43
Transport, Postal and Warehousing952.35.1642.15.2+31
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.420.11.4-2
Financial and Insurance Services00.02.610.02.7-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.11.9421.42.0-40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services511.27.11274.16.8-76
Administrative and Support Services461.13.3722.33.5-26
Public Administration and Safety3388.26.82829.16.6+57
Education and Training3398.29.01966.39.1+143
Health Care and Social Assistance2375.713.82447.912.9-8
Arts and Recreation Services1092.71.7852.81.7+24
Other Services942.34.0732.44.2+21

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.1% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.2% Construction, Queensland: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.8% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.7% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: 19.1% Mining, Cook Shire: 30.0% Manufacturing, Cook Shire: 2.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: 0.3% Construction, Cook Shire: 5.3% Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: 1.6% Retail Trade, Cook Shire: 3.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: 0.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: 0.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: 1.2% Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: 1.1% Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: 8.2% Education and Training, Cook Shire: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: 5.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: 2.7% Other Services, Cook Shire: 2.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: +517 Mining, Cook Shire: +442 Manufacturing, Cook Shire: -18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: -26 Construction, Cook Shire: +21 Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: +49 Retail Trade, Cook Shire: -30 Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: -43 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: +31 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: -40 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: -76 Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: -26 Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: +57 Education and Training, Cook Shire: +143 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: -8 Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: +24 Other Services, Cook Shire: +21
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

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

  • Mining (1,237 people or 30.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (787 people or 19.1%)
  • Education and Training (339 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,363 people in total or 57.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.6% in Mining; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 9.0% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (30.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.7% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (3.6% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Cook Shire increased by 1,036 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+517 local workers)
  • Mining (+442 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+143 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-76 local workers)

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