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Cook Shire

Industry composition

In 2017, the Mining sector accounted for 32.2% of employment in the Cook Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (8.6% in 2007)

Understanding the economic role of the Cook Shire provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the Cook Shire's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Business services, 2017: 5.8% Public administration and safety, 2017: 7.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2017: 8.4% Goods related, 2017: 18.1% Household services, 2017: 27.8% Mining, 2017: 32.2% Business services, 2012: 6.8% Public administration and safety, 2012: 11.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2012: 16.7% Goods related, 2012: 22.1% Household services, 2012: 22.6% Mining, 2012: 20.6% Business services, 2007: 6.6% Public administration and safety, 2007: 9.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2007: 10.9% Goods related, 2007: 42.3% Household services, 2007: 22.3% Mining, 2007: 8.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Cook Shire201720122007
Household services90427.864422.669922.3
Goods related58918.162822.11,32842.3
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2728.447516.734110.9
Public administration and safety2547.831911.22929.3
Business services1875.81936.82086.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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