In the Cook Shire, 22.2% of workers were Machinery Operators And Drivers, compared to 19.9% 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 the Cook Shire will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Cook Shire - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||559||19.5||14.2||376||15.3||14.9||+183|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||255||8.9||11.4||260||10.6||10.0||-5|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||215||7.5||13.7||215||8.7||14.7||--|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||637||22.2||6.9||370||15.0||7.3||+267|
|Inadequately described or not stated||51||1.8||1.6||77||3.1||1.8||-26|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Cook Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (637 local workers or 22.2%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (559 local workers or 19.5%)
- Professionals (410 local workers or 14.3%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,606 people in total or 56.0% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 6.9% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 19.9% as Professionals.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Cook Shire and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (22.2% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (3.5% compared to 9.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.5% compared to 13.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.3% compared to 19.9%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+267 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+183 local workers)
- Labourers (-46 local workers)
- Inadequately described or not stated (-26 local workers)