Cook Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of 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 Cook Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in 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 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Cook Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing24913.82.623013.52.8+19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.41.2201.21.1+5
Wholesale Trade170.92.490.52.6+8
Retail Trade1427.99.31156.89.9+27
Accommodation and Food Services22112.37.220111.87.3+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing362.04.7462.75.1-10
Information Media and Telecommunications001.040.21.2-4
Financial and Insurance Services80.42.650.32.5+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services241.31.8100.62.0+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services412.36.7412.46.3--
Administrative and Support Services553.13.4633.73.5-8
Public Administration and Safety19710.96.217710.46.6+20
Education and Training1598.88.81559.19.0+4
Health Care and Social Assistance24813.815.419811.613.0+50
Arts and Recreation Services432.41.5482.81.6-5
Other Services713.93.9764.53.9-5
Industry not classified543.04.5915.34.3-37
Total Persons1,812100.0100.01,709100.0100.0+103

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Cook Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (249 people or 13.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (248 people or 13.8%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (221 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 718 people in total or 39.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.2% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (0.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Cook Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+50 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (-37 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (+27 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+21 resident workforce)

Cook Shire Council

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