Local workers - Key statistics - All industries
In the Cook Shire 63.0% of the local workers are males and 37.1% are female.
The local workers are 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 the Cook Shire Council vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.
Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.
NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work
Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Cook Shire is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the Cook Shire.
|Local workers key statistics - All industries|
|Local workers||--||--||--||10000||1||Population summary|
|Total local workers (Census)||2,868||100.0||100.0||10001||1||Population summary|
|Age structure||--||--||--||20000||2||Age structure|
|15 - 24 years||326||11.4||15.6||20002||2||Age structure|
|25 - 54 years||1,931||67.3||65.6||20003||2||Age structure|
|55 - 64 years||490||17.1||14.8||20004||2||Age structure|
|65 years and over||119||4.1||4.0||20005||2||Age structure|
|Top three industries||--||--||--||30000||3||Top 3 Indutries|
|Mining||912||31.7||2.3||30001||3||Top 3 Indutries|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||247||8.6||2.8||30002||3||Top 3 Indutries|
|Public administration and safety||243||8.4||6.5||30003||3||Top 3 Indutries|
|Top three occupations||--||--||--||40000||4||Top 3 Occupations|
|Machinery operators and drivers||637||22.2||6.9||40001||4||Top 3 Occupations|
|Technicians and trades workers||559||19.5||14.2||40002||4||Top 3 Occupations|
|Professionals||410||14.3||19.9||40003||4||Top 3 Occupations|
|Hours worked||--||--||--||60000||6||Employment status (hours worked)|
|Full time||2,145||74.8||62.3||60001||6||Employment status (hours worked)|
|Part time||646||22.5||35.9||60002||6||Employment status (hours worked)|
|Bachelor or higher degree||426||14.9||25.1||70001||7||Workforce|
|Advanced diploma or diploma||257||9.0||10.9||70002||7||Workforce|
|Individual Income||--||--||--||90000||9||Individual Income|
|Less than $500||374||13.0||17.7||90001||9||Individual Income|
|$500 -$1,749||1,578||55.0||64.0||90002||9||Individual Income|
|$1,750 or more||835||29.1||16.7||90003||9||Individual Income|
|Method of Travel to Work||--||--||--||100000||10||Method of Travel to Work|
|Car||1,789||62.4||69.6||100001||10||Method of Travel to Work|
|Public Transport||72||2.5||6.9||100002||10||Method of Travel to Work|
|Bicycle||37||1.3||1.0||100003||10||Method of Travel to Work|
|Walked only||348||12.1||3.3||100004||10||Method of Travel to Work|
|Other Characteristics||--||--||--||110000||11||Other Characteristics|
|Born overseas||504||17.6||25.7||110001||11||Other Characteristics|
|Speaks a language other than English at home||318||11.1||12.3||110002||12||Other Characteristics|
|Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016||90||3.1||4.7||110003||13||Other Characteristics|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.