Resident workers - Industry
Construction employs more of the Cook Shire’s male 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 the Cook Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the 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 the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Cook Shire - Males||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||144||15.9||3.6||142||16.4||3.5||+2||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||20||2.2||1.7||22||2.5||1.8||-2||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||83||9.2||6.1||90||10.4||5.4||-7||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||35||3.9||7.4||42||4.9||7.5||-7||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||5||0.6||1.3||4||0.5||1.3||+1||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||0||0.0||2.1||0||0.0||2.1||0||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||4||0.4||1.8||6||0.7||1.6||-2||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||14||1.5||6.4||12||1.4||6.6||+2||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||19||2.1||3.1||19||2.2||2.9||0||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||107||11.8||7.0||143||16.6||7.0||-36||39000||P|
|Education and Training||44||4.9||4.7||26||3.0||4.2||+18||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||51||5.6||5.4||39||4.5||4.7||+12||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||33||3.6||1.6||28||3.2||1.3||+5||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||55||6.1||5.2||31||3.6||2.7||+24||44000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the jobs held by the male resident workforce in Cook Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Construction (162 people or 17.9%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (144 people or 15.9%)
- Public Administration and Safety (107 people or 11.8%)
In combination these three industries employed 413 people in total or 45.6% of the total male resident workforce.
In comparison, Queensland employed 14.9% in Construction; 3.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 7.0% in Public Administration and Safety.
The major differences between the jobs held by the male resident workforce of the Cook Shire and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of male resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.9% compared to 3.6%)
- A larger percentage of male resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.8% compared to 7.0%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.2% compared to 8.6%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.5% compared to 6.4%)
There were no major changes in the jobs held by themale resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Cook Shire.