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Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Cook Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing23013.52.820512.02.6+25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services201.21.1221.31.1-2
Wholesale Trade90.52.6140.83.4-5
Retail Trade1156.89.91287.510.0-13
Accommodation and Food Services20111.87.320712.26.5-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing462.75.1513.04.9-5
Information Media and Telecommunications40.
Financial and Insurance Services50.32.550.32.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.62.0160.91.7-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services412.46.3211.26.1+20
Administrative and Support Services633.73.5422.53.0+21
Public Administration and Safety17710.46.622413.26.3-47
Education and Training1559.19.01277.57.4+28
Health Care and Social Assistance19811.613.01699.911.2+29
Arts and Recreation Services482.81.6392.31.3+9
Other Services764.53.9442.63.6+32
Industry not classified915.34.3684.02.2+23
Total Persons1,709100.0100.01,586100.0100.0+123

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (230 people or 13.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (201 people or 11.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (198 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 629 people in total or 36.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, the Queensland workforce in Cook Shire employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.3% in Accommodation and Food Services and 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Cook Shire were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (-47 resident workforce)
  • Other Services (+32 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+29 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+28 resident workforce)

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