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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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Cook Shire - Males20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14415.93.614216.43.5+2
Mining192.13.8242.84.1-5
Manufacturing111.28.680.912.0+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services202.21.7222.51.8-2
Construction16217.914.914516.814.5+17
Wholesale Trade40.43.450.64.6-1
Retail Trade515.68.0526.08.2-1
Accommodation and Food Services839.26.19010.45.4-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing353.97.4424.97.5-7
Information Media and Telecommunications50.61.340.51.3+1
Financial and Insurance Services00.02.100.02.10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.41.860.71.6-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services141.56.4121.46.6+2
Administrative and Support Services192.13.1192.22.90
Public Administration and Safety10711.87.014316.67.0-36
Education and Training444.94.7263.04.2+18
Health Care and Social Assistance515.65.4394.54.7+12
Arts and Recreation Services333.61.6283.21.3+5
Other Services444.94.0263.04.0+18
Industry not classified556.15.2313.62.7+24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.6% Mining, Queensland: 3.8% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.7% Construction, Queensland: 14.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.4% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 7.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 4.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Industry not classified, Queensland: 5.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: 15.9% Mining, Cook Shire: 2.1% Manufacturing, Cook Shire: 1.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: 2.2% Construction, Cook Shire: 17.9% Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: 0.4% Retail Trade, Cook Shire: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: 9.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: 0.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: 1.5% Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: 11.8% Education and Training, Cook Shire: 4.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: 3.6% Other Services, Cook Shire: 4.9% Industry not classified, Cook Shire: 6.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: +2 Mining, Cook Shire: -5 Manufacturing, Cook Shire: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: -2 Construction, Cook Shire: +17 Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: -1 Retail Trade, Cook Shire: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: -7 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: +1 Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: 0 Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: -36 Education and Training, Cook Shire: +18 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: +12 Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: +5 Other Services, Cook Shire: +18 Industry not classified, Cook Shire: +24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by themale resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Cook Shire.

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