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Resident workers - Key statistics

474 people or 27.8% of the Cook Shire's resident workers 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Cook Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,703100.0100.01,590100.0100.0+113
Males91553.752.086454.353.0+51
Females78446.048.072145.347.0+63
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years22613.315.616310.316.5+63
25 - 54 years1,02660.265.61,03665.266.4-10
55 - 64 years35020.614.831619.914.0+34
65 years and over1026.04.0714.53.1+31
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing23013.52.819412.32.7+36
Accommodation and food services20111.87.320412.97.0-3
Health care and social assistance19811.613.017010.811.9+28
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals30417.919.824915.718.9+55
Labourers29117.110.527617.410.6+15
Managers24614.412.127917.512.0-33
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,11065.262.41,05666.463.9+54
Part time54431.935.846329.133.9+81
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree29317.225.123514.821.5+58
Advanced diploma or diploma18110.610.91308.29.3+51
Certificate level55932.826.443127.124.8+128
No qualifications57934.035.068042.840.6-101
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50034520.317.7--------
$500 -$1,7491,12766.263.8--------
$1,750 or more17510.317.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car99358.369.382651.967.4+167
Public Transport523.17.0473.07.5+5
Bicycle171.01.0150.91.1+2
Walked only26015.33.328718.13.7-27
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas35120.625.830819.423.7+43
Speaks a language other than English at home21112.412.31559.79.6+56
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016663.94.7--------

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

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