Cook Shire


In Cook Shire, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $145 million in 2021/22.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Cook Shire boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Cook Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing93.832.59.454.39.37.6+39.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.
Wholesale Trade1.
Retail Trade1.
Accommodation and Food Services10.43.62.430.45.23.5-20.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4.
Information Media and Telecommunications----1.0----0.9--
Financial and Insurance Services0.20.13.8----3.7+0.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.
Administrative and Support Services3.
Public Administration and Safety2.50.96.1129.222.15.5-126.8
Education and Training3.
Health Care and Social Assistance4.
Arts and Recreation Services2.
Other Services0.
Total industries288.2100.0100.0584.2100.0100.0-295.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in Cook Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (145 million or 50.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (94 million or 32.5%)
  • Manufacturing (12 million or 4.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 251 million in total or 87.0% of the total exports by industry in the Cook Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 22.7% in Mining; 9.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 16.5% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (50.4% compared to 22.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (32.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (4.1% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.6% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Cook Shire $decreased by -296 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Cook Shire were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$39 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$3 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$3 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1 million)

Cook Shire Council

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