Cook Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Cook Shire, 16.1% of workers were Professionals, compared to 21.4% in Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Cook Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Cook Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Cook Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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

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Local workers occupations
Cook Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers36014.913.755919.514.2-199
Community and Personal Service Workers24910.312.42558.911.4-6
Clerical and Administrative Workers2148.812.72157.513.7-1
Sales Workers1114.68.71013.59.7+10
Machinery Operators And Drivers34614.36.863722.26.9-291
Inadequately described or not stated793.31.9511.81.6+28
Total Persons2,421100.0100.02,869100.0100.0-448

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Cook Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (389 local workers or 16.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (360 local workers or 14.9%)
  • Managers (350 local workers or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,099 people in total or 45.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 21.4% as Professionals; 13.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 12.4% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.1% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (4.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.8% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Cook Shire between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-291 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-199 local workers)
  • Managers (+50 local workers)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (+28 local workers)

Cook Shire Council

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