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Cook Shire

Industry composition

In 2019, the Mining sector accounted for 29.3% of employment in the Cook Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (11.7% in 2009)

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 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2019: 7.8% Public administration and safety, 2019: 8.4% Business services, 2019: 8.7% Goods related, 2019: 18.8% Household services, 2019: 27.0% Mining, 2019: 29.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2014: 8.9% Public administration and safety, 2014: 8.9% Business services, 2014: 10.1% Goods related, 2014: 21.0% Household services, 2014: 26.6% Mining, 2014: 24.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2009: 9.6% Public administration and safety, 2009: 8.2% Business services, 2009: 11.8% Goods related, 2009: 34.8% Household services, 2009: 24.0% Mining, 2009: 11.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Cook Shire201920142009
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Mining98129.373924.433411.7
Household services90427.080526.668824.0
Goods related63118.863521.099834.8
Business services2918.730610.133911.8
Public administration and safety2828.42698.92368.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2627.82698.92769.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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

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