Cook Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.3% of the resident workforce of Cook Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Cook Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Cook Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons135100.0100.0116100.0100.0+19
Unemployment rate--7.37.6--6.893.9+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years3324.435.61916.42.4+14
25 - 54 years6951.150.87867.23.4-9
55 - 64 years2518.511.91512.90.6+10
65 years and over43.01.754.30.1-1
Looking for
Full-time work9872.660.18674.14.0+12
Part-time work4029.639.92420.72.4+16
Bachelor or higher degree118.113.754.30.7+6
Advanced diploma or diploma53.
Certificate level3928.924.62319.81.4+16
No qualifications7253.350.46757.83.6+5
Highest level of schooling
Year 125742.254.33530.23.1+22
Year 111813.311.51210.30.8+6
Under Year 105742.232.26354.32.4-6
Education institute attending
Not Attending12693.373.810893.15.0+18
Secondary school007.10--0.4--
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.40--0.1--
Information Technology001.90--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies139.68.386.90.4+5
Architecture and Building64.42.932.60.2+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies96.
Management and Commerce75.211.886.90.6-1
Society and Culture96.77.30--0.4+9
Creative Arts002.432.60.1-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services128.
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1611.917.42622.40.9-10
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201632.28.6--------
Has internet access at home8663.785.64236.25.2+44
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6951.129.63429.32.0+35

Cook Shire Council

economic profile