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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Cook Shire 63.0% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 37.1% 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Cook Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industries
Cook Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)2,868100.0100.02,459100.0100.0+409
Age structure
15 - 24 years32611.415.629712.116.5+29
25 - 54 years1,93167.365.61,68668.666.4+245
55 - 64 years49017.114.839215.914.0+98
65 years and over1194.14.0753.13.1+44
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2478.62.81526.22.7+95
Public administration and safety2438.46.547219.46.7-229
Top three occupations
Machinery operators and drivers63722.26.937015.07.3+267
Technicians and trades workers55919.514.237615.314.9+183
Hours worked
Full time2,14574.862.31,76071.663.0+385
Part time64622.535.961024.833.3+36
Bachelor or higher degree42614.925.132713.321.5+99
Advanced diploma or diploma2579.010.91917.89.3+66
Certificate level1,08837.926.377531.524.7+313
No qualifications95333.235.01,02041.540.6-67
Individual Income
Less than $50037413.017.7--00--
$500 -$1,7491,57855.064.0--00--
$1,750 or more83529.116.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport722.56.9823.37.5-10
Walked only34812.13.346619.03.7-118
Other Characteristics
Born overseas50417.625.735314.423.7+151
Speaks a language other than English at home31811.112.355022.49.6-232
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016903.14.7--00--

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