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Cook Shire

Industry composition

In 2018, the Mining sector accounted for 33.8% of employment in the Cook Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (10.6% in 2008)

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, 2018: 5.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 7.3% Public administration and safety, 2018: 7.4% Goods related, 2018: 16.6% Household services, 2018: 29.5% Mining, 2018: 33.8% Business services, 2013: 6.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 11.3% Public administration and safety, 2013: 11.2% Goods related, 2013: 22.1% Household services, 2013: 25.4% Mining, 2013: 23.6% Business services, 2008: 6.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 10.9% Public administration and safety, 2008: 9.2% Goods related, 2008: 38.7% Household services, 2008: 24.0% Mining, 2008: 10.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Cook Shire201820132008
Household services1,00329.573325.472424.0
Goods related56316.663822.11,16638.7
Public administration and safety2517.432411.22789.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2497.332611.332710.9
Business services1845.41846.41966.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

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