Cook Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Cook Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Cook Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Cook Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers20311.213.722113.014.3-18
Community and Personal Service Workers21712.012.320311.911.3+14
Clerical and Administrative Workers19610.812.71679.813.6+29
Sales Workers1055.88.7955.69.7+10
Machinery Operators And Drivers1176.56.81418.36.9-24
Inadequately described or not stated543.01.9331.91.6+21
Total Persons1,813100.0100.01,701100.0100.0+112

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Cook Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (325 people or 17.9%)
  • Professionals (322 people or 17.8%)
  • Labourers (274 people or 15.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 921 people in total or 50.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.5% in Managers; 21.4% in Professionals and 10.1% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (17.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (15.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.8% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (5.8% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Cook Shire increased by 112 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Cook Shire were those employed as:

  • Managers (+79 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+29 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-24 persons)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (+21 persons)

Cook Shire Council

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