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Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

474 people or 27.8% of the 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Cook Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % Other Servicesnumber%. % Other Services2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)1,703100.0100.01,590100.0100.0+113
Males91553.757.986454.362.8+51
Females78446.035.572145.339.5+63
Age structure
15 - 24 years22613.327.616310.323.3+63
25 - 54 years1,02660.256.61,03665.265.1-10
55 - 64 years35020.610.531619.918.6+34
65 years and over1026.00714.57.0+31
Top three occupations
Professionals30417.923.724915.716.3+55
Labourers29117.13.927617.49.3+15
Managers24614.47.927917.5---33
Hours worked
Full time1,11065.272.41,05666.455.8+54
Part time54431.930.346329.114.0+81
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree29317.23.923514.87.0+58
Advanced diploma or diploma18110.69.21308.29.3+51
Certificate level55932.846.143127.123.3+128
No qualifications57934.032.968042.848.8-101
Individual Income
Less than $50034520.330.3--------
$500 -$1,7491,12766.251.3--------
$1,750 or more17510.30--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car99358.380.382651.951.2+167
Public Transport523.10473.0--+5
Bicycle171.00150.9--+2
Walked only26015.311.828718.120.9-27
Other Characteristics
Born overseas35120.65.330819.425.6+43
Speaks a language other than English at home21112.415.81559.77.0+56
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016663.90--------

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