Cook Shire

Market characteristics

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 Cook Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

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

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Cook Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,22699.8100.04,153100.0100.0+73
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
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
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--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,58461.573.61,49665.875.7+88
Medium house1385.415.71667.315.2-28
High density0--7.840.26.5-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Cook Shire Council

economic profile