Cook Shire Council

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Cook Shire

Industry composition

In 2020, the Mining sector accounted for 30.0% of employment in Cook Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (14.7% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of Cook Shire Council 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 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
Cook Shire202020152010
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing78719.12708.82679.8
Goods related62415.259719.380729.5
Household services1,03225.189529.067324.6
Business services1002.42447.933512.2
Public administration and safety3388.22829.12529.2
Total Industries4,120100.03,083100.02,736100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2016-17 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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Cook Shire Council

economic profile