Cook Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Cook Shire 57.1% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 42.7% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Cook Shire vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industries
Cook Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)2,420100.0100.02,868100.0100.0-448
Age structure
15 - 24 years28011.615.632611.415.6-46
25 - 54 years1,53763.564.41,93167.365.6-394
55 - 64 years44818.515.349017.114.8-42
65 years and over1526.34.71194.14.0+33
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services27811.67.22167.57.4+62
Agriculture, forestry and fishing26611.12.62478.62.8+19
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers36014.913.755919.514.2-199
Hours worked
Full time1,62567.158.92,14574.862.3-520
Part time67027.739.364622.535.9+24
Bachelor or higher degree45318.729.342614.925.1+27
Advanced diploma or diploma2299.511.32579.010.9-28
Certificate level85935.526.51,08837.926.3-229
No qualifications79732.930.795333.235.0-156
Individual Income
Less than $50026811.113.2--00--
$500 -$1,9991,56664.768.3--00--
$2,000 or more51421.217.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1365.64.1722.56.9+64
Walked only35014.52.634812.13.3+2
Other Characteristics
Born overseas48920.227.750417.625.7-15
Speaks a language other than English at home32613.514.431811.112.3+8
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211385.74.4--00--

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