Cook Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

548 people or 30.4% of Cook Shire's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Cook Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)1,803100.0100.01,703100.0100.0+100
Age structure
15 - 24 years19911.015.522613.315.6-27
25 - 54 years1,09560.764.51,02660.265.6+69
55 - 64 years36320.115.335020.614.8+13
65 years and over1518.44.71026.04.0+49
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing24913.72.623013.52.8+19
Health care and social assistance24813.715.419811.613.0+50
Accommodation and food services22112.27.220111.87.3+20
Top three occupations
Hours worked
Full time1,13863.159.01,11065.262.4+28
Part time57631.939.254431.935.8+32
Bachelor or higher degree36820.429.429317.225.1+75
Advanced diploma or diploma18010.011.318110.610.9-1
Certificate level58032.226.555932.826.4+21
No qualifications62134.430.657934.035.0+42
Individual Income
Less than $50026214.513.1--------
$500 -$1,9991,29371.768.1--------
$2,000 or more20111.117.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport754.24.1523.17.0+23
Walked only27315.12.626015.33.3+13
Other Characteristics
Born overseas39822.127.835120.625.8+47
Speaks a language other than English at home21511.914.421112.412.3+4
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211126.24.4--------

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