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Cook Shire

Market characteristics

The Cook Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Cook Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Cook Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

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

Key statistics of local residents
Cook Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,22699.8100.04,153100.0100.0+73
Males2,27353.749.42,43058.549.6-157
Females1,95046.050.61,72341.550.4+227
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years79218.719.475918.320.2+33
15 - 24 years48511.513.042810.313.6+57
25 - 54 years1,59537.740.51,91946.241.5-324
55 - 64 Years69116.311.861614.811.6+75
65 years and over67916.015.343110.413.1+248
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3187.58.52836.88.8+35
Secondary school1523.66.31243.06.0+28
TAFE451.11.6471.11.8-2
University431.04.5441.14.0-1
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born57313.521.695823.120.5-385
Speaks language other than English at home3748.811.83478.49.7+27
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all601.41.8521.31.4+8
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree36910.718.32908.515.9+79
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2507.38.71815.37.5+69
Certificate level81423.721.361818.219.9+196
No qualification1,22835.740.91,37640.545.8-148
Household income--------------
Nill to $64948122.717.6--------
$650 to $1,49960928.730.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44938818.322.3--------
$2,500 or more 25712.119.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned65728.227.466934.228.4-12
Purchasing29812.831.428314.532.6+15
Renting66928.732.264933.232.0+20
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,58461.573.61,49665.875.7+88
Medium house1385.415.71667.315.2-28
High density00.07.840.26.5-4

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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