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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Health Care and Social Assistance||Number||%||Health Care and Social Assistance||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||221||13.0||2.5||197||12.4||3.1||+24|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||203||11.9||28.4||176||11.1||29.8||+27|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||167||9.8||9.0||152||9.6||15.5||+15|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||141||8.3||0||134||8.4||0||+7|
|Inadequately described or not stated||33||1.9||3.0||44||2.8||1.9||-11|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Cook Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (304 people or 17.9%)
- Labourers (291 people or 17.1%)
- Managers (246 people or 14.5%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 841 people in total or 49.4% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Cook Shire employed 43.3% in Professionals; 8.0% in Labourers and 6.0% in Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Cook Shire and Health Care and Social Assistance were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.9% compared to 43.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.9% compared to 28.4%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.0% compared to 2.5%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (17.1% compared to 8.0%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in Cook Shire increased by 112 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Cook Shire were those employed as:
- Professionals (+55 persons)
- Managers (-33 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+27 persons)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+24 persons)