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Cook Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

The Cook Shire labour force (Construction) have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in Cook Shire, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualifications, Hours worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Cook Shire.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers individual income
Cook Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%
Negative Income/ Nil income00.06.6
$1 - $14900.00.0
$150 - $29931.65.3
$300 - $39942.28.0
$400 - $499116.08.8
$500 - $6492111.56.6
$650 - $799158.224.8
$800 - $9992614.313.7
$1,000 - $1,2493117.012.4
$1,250 - $1,4992614.35.8
$1,500 - $1,7492111.51.8
$1,750 - $1,999116.01.3
$2,000 - $2,99963.31.3
$3,000 or more00.01.8
Not stated73.81.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.8% $3,000 or more, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.8% $2,000 - $2,999, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.8% $1,250 - $1,499, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 5.8% $1,000 - $1,249, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 12.4% $800 - $999, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 13.7% $650 - $799, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 24.8% $500 - $649, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 6.6% $400 - $499, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 8.8% $300 - $399, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 8.0% $150 - $299, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 5.3% $1 - $149, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 6.6% Not stated, Cook Shire - Construction: 3.8% $3,000 or more, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Cook Shire - Construction: 3.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Cook Shire - Construction: 6.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Cook Shire - Construction: 11.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Cook Shire - Construction: 14.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Cook Shire - Construction: 17.0% $800 - $999, Cook Shire - Construction: 14.3% $650 - $799, Cook Shire - Construction: 8.2% $500 - $649, Cook Shire - Construction: 11.5% $400 - $499, Cook Shire - Construction: 6.0% $300 - $399, Cook Shire - Construction: 2.2% $150 - $299, Cook Shire - Construction: 1.6% $1 - $149, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers (Construction) individual income levels in the Cook Shire in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 9.3% of the resident workers (Construction) earned a high income, and 9.9% earned a low income, compared with 4.4% and 28.8% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Construction) in the Cook Shire and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (11.5% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (14.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) earned $650 - $799 (8.2% compared to 24.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) earned Negative Income/ Nil income (0.0% compared to 6.6%)

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