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Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Cook Shire’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Cook Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Cook Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Cook Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Cook Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing23013.52.820512.92.7+25
Mining201.22.3241.52.6-4
Manufacturing171.06.0110.78.4+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services201.21.1221.41.2-2
Construction18310.79.016510.49.0+18
Wholesale Trade90.52.6140.93.6-5
Retail Trade1156.79.91288.110.7-13
Accommodation and Food Services20111.87.320713.17.0-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing462.75.1513.25.3-5
Information Media and Telecommunications40.21.240.31.20
Financial and Insurance Services50.32.550.32.70
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.62.0161.01.8-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services412.46.3211.36.5+20
Administrative and Support Services633.73.5422.63.2+21
Public Administration and Safety17710.46.622414.16.7-47
Education and Training1559.19.01278.07.9+28
Health Care and Social Assistance19811.613.016910.711.9+29
Arts and Recreation Services482.81.6392.51.4+9
Other Services764.43.9442.83.9+32
Industry not classified915.34.3684.32.4+23

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: 13.5% Mining, Cook Shire: 1.2% Manufacturing, Cook Shire: 1.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: 1.2% Construction, Cook Shire: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: 0.5% Retail Trade, Cook Shire: 6.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: 11.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: 0.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: 10.4% Education and Training, Cook Shire: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: 2.8% Other Services, Cook Shire: 4.4% Industry not classified, Cook Shire: 5.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: +25 Mining, Cook Shire: -4 Manufacturing, Cook Shire: +6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: -2 Construction, Cook Shire: +18 Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: -5 Retail Trade, Cook Shire: -13 Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: -6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: -5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: +20 Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: +21 Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: -47 Education and Training, Cook Shire: +28 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: +29 Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: +9 Other Services, Cook Shire: +32 Industry not classified, Cook Shire: +23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Cook Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (230 people or 13.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (201 people or 11.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (198 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 629 people in total or 36.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.3% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Cook Shire.

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